Leaders and ambassadors

Leaders and ambassadors

International student leadership and ambassador program

With more than 35,000 international students calling Sydney home, our city has more international students than any other in Australia.

The City’s award-winning international student leadership and ambassador program aims to increase the positive experience of all international students and build Sydney’s reputation as a preferred destination to study. 

The program offers free training, work integrated learning and volunteering opportunities to enhance international student leadership skills and experience, which become transferable to their future careers. Participants also have an opportunity to make new friends, build a local support network and develop a sense of belonging while getting involved in local events and activities.

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.

30 students from 12 countries recently completed the 2016–18 program. Together they performed more than 6,500 hours of volunteer work at local legal and community centres, events and educational institutions.

The 2018–20 ambassadors helped organise and lead a range of projects over 18 months, including:

  • cultural tours for newly-arrived international students
  • international student networking events
  • employment and career panels to provide advice and support for international students to find work
  • youth leadership conferences for both local and international student leaders
  • a youth music competition and concert to bring together local and visiting young people.


International student leadership and ambassador program
02 9246 7874

Last updated: Thursday, 20 December 2018