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NSW International Student Awards 2014


Award-winning program

Our international student leadership and ambassador (ISLA) program won first prize at the 2014 NSW International Student Awards on 15 September.

The program creates opportunities for students to better integrate and learn about local culture, and to break down language barriers and social isolation.

The City of Sydney is committed to providing support to the international student community, to help them make the most of their experience in Sydney. 

The co-winner of the community engagement award was the Redfern Legal Centre’s International Students Legal Advice Service, which receives funding from the City. 

Participants said the key benefits of the program were being able to develop connections with other international students (84%) and build networks and make friends locally (79%).

More than half of all students said the program helped them find work in Sydney. 

The City's Susana Ng with several international student leaders and ambassadors celebrating their award 

The 2014 NSW International Student Awards were presented by StudyNSW and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet to celebrate the contribution international students make to the community.

Last updated: Thursday, 5 February 2015