StudyAdelaide, an agency of the Government of South Australia to promote Adelaide as an international study destination has launched an Ambassador competition for 10 Indian students. Students will win the opportunity to become student ambassadors and an exciting student package each worth AUD $4,000 (approximately 2 lacs)
The competition offers the winning candidates an all flights paid, 2-week support package worth AUD $4,000 (Two Lakhs) that includes airfares, two-weeks accommodation, a living allowance and free access to key Adelaide festivals and events, enabling students to soak up the full educational and lifestyle experience of the city. The ambassadors will be encouraged to engage with friends, family and the community to showcase Adelaide’s advantages and what makes it one of the best Australian city for international students, by sharing their story through posts, videos and blogs.
Speaking about the StudyAdelaide Ambassador program for India, Karyn Kent, CEO, said, “Ambassador for Adelaide was specially designed to recognise the high quality of Indian students who choose to come to Adelaide for their education and to showcase to the rest of India the benefits of studying in Adelaide. 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.”
The competition is open to students based in India who are looking to commence their studies at education institutions in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide in July 2019. The application process requires entrants to answer some basic questions, including what motivates them to study in Adelaide and the winners will be selected by a panel of judges with criteria including creativity, enthusiasm and passion to study in Adelaide.
Current statistics show that Australia is high on the priority list of Indian students and that Indian students form the second highest foreign student group in Australia. StudyAdelaide sees greater potential for students from India to study in Adelaide owing to its pleasant climate, its international appeal, its diverse cultural environment and some of the finest educational institutions in the Australian continent.
According to research conducted by the International Alumni Job Network in 2018 showed that 80 per cent of international students who studied in Adelaide said that they were satisfied with the return on their investment and that they had a positive international experience.
According to the study, 35 per cent of international students studying in Adelaide started their career before they finished their studies, and a further 40 per cent started work within three months of graduating. The study also showed that international students/graduates who studied in Adelaide earned more money at their first job compared to graduates of most other Australian states. Applications for Ambassador for Adelaide program closes on 30th May 2019.