StudyPerth will announce its first ten International Student Ambassadors this Friday 19 July.
The program, which will be launched by the Honourable Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training, will support ten international students to share their experience of living and studying in Perth and to promote the social and economic benefits that international education brings to WA.
StudyPerth Executive Director Phil Payne said the International Student Ambassadors would advocate on behalf of StudyPerth and Perth’s international student community and encourage others to consider Perth as a first-choice study destination.
“We received 105 applicants for the program from students in all sectors of international education in WA,” Mr Payne said.
“The standard of application was very high; WA clearly has some very impressive international students.
“As part of the program, each International Student Ambassador will be offered professional development and training with the Australian Institute of Management WA and Chatterbox Public Speaking to enhance their leadership and skills in public speaking and social media.
“After their training, the International Student Ambassadors will speak at various events to audiences interested in hearing about the international student experience and the social and economic benefits international education bring to WA.
“This presents a great opportunity for the students to develop their social and professional networks, and we look forward to working closely with each Ambassador over the next 12-18 months.”
Mr Payne said Perth was the choice of more than 50,000 international students in 2018 looking to live, learn and launch their careers. He said having these students tell their inspiring stories about living and studying in Perth would encourage others to follow their path.
Jointly funded by the City of Perth and the International Education Project Fund, the International Student Ambassador Program is one of 16 initiatives contained in StudyPerth’s Action Plan 2019-2025.