10 Indian students in South Australia have been appointed as student ambassadors by StudyAdelaide, a government of South Australia agency, to promote the state as a destination for international students.
5400 students have chosen South Australia as a study destination so far this year. Engineering, Computer science and IT are the most sought-after programmes by Indian students.
Australian Dollars $4000 for each Indian student ambassador
StudyAdelaide will award the Indian student ambassadors with a two-week support package worth Australian Dollars $4,000 (INR 2 Lakhs). The package includes airfares, accommodation, a living allowance and access to key events in Adelaide.
The competition got an enthusiastic response from the students across India with a large number of candidates applying to win the coveted ‘Study Adelaide Student Ambassador’ tag.
Andrew Houey, Director of International Marketing at StudyAdelaide, said: “We are overwhelmed with this response from India. The applications were of very high quality. It was difficult for the judges to choose the ambassadors.”
“We are excited to welcome our 10 Ambassadors for 2019 and introduce them to our vibrant city life, safe and supportive community and world-class educational institutions,” he added.
Student ambassadors announced in New Delhi
One of the students appointed as student ambassador, Karishma Das, said: “I am excited to be part of this program. Adelaide was my first preference as it is one of the fastest growing destinations and offers affordable living and ample employment and career opportunities for international students”.
The ambassadors were announced at a ceremony in New Delhi, the Indian capital. In attendance were officials from the government of Australia as well as the government of South Australia Ambassadors.
The Indian students in South Australia are between the ages of 20 and 25 with some having work experience. The ambassadors were chosen from cities across India and will be pursuing degrees in domains such as Engineering, Hotel Management, Social work, etc., from Australia this year.
Photo credit: StudyAdelaide
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