Leaders and ambassadors

Leaders and ambassadors

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Student ambassadors lead the way

International students from more countries than ever before have joined the City of Sydney’s unique International Student Leadership and Ambassador program for 2017. The program provides training, mentoring and practical work experience.

For the first time, students from Nigeria, Cambodia, Mexico, USA, Japan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are among the 32 international student ambassadors from 14 countries representing 15 education institutions across Sydney.

In another first, 4 PhD student applicants have been selected to join the City’s award-winning program that will run over the next 18 months.

Deputy Lord Mayor Professor Kerryn Phelps hosted a ceremony to induct the international students as the City’s international student ambassadors.

The ambassadors will promote the City’s services and initiatives to other international students currently living in Sydney and to prospective students.

The student ambassadors will also help promote and run key student events, including the Lord Mayor’s International Student Welcome Reception, International Education Sector Forum, the City’s information booth and workshops during university, TAFE and colleges’ orientation weeks, Living in Harmony Festival and Youth Week.

The candidates were selected because of their previous leadership and volunteer experience at educational institutions, in the community and in their home countries.

In 2014, the program won first prize at the NSW International Student Awards. StudyNSW and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet present the awards to celebrate the contribution international students make to the community.

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 June 2017