New Delhi, June 27: Ten students from India have been chosen as ambassadors for education in South Australia by the Government of the Australian state. StudyAdelaide, an agency of the Government of South Australia introduced the ten Indian students who would be promoting Adelaide as an international study destination. The student ambassadors would be awarded a two week support package AUD $4,000 (INR 2,00,000) which would include accommodation for two weeks, a living allowance for the same period and all travelling expenses.
Chosen ambassadors to get AUD$4000 to stay in Adelaide for two weeks and experience the city’s educational atmosphere and vibrant culture
In addition to above, students would also have an opportunity experience the entire educational and cultural atmosphere of the beach city as they would be given free access to key Adelaide festivals and events.
The competition for selection of student ambassadors had a fairly large number students applying to be considered for the ‘Study Adelaide Student Ambassador’ tag. As per the official statement released to the media, 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.”
The ambassadors were announced at an event in New Delhi which was attended by officials from the Australian Government and Government of South Australia. All chosen students are in the age group of 20-25 years belonging to different cities of India. Some of them also have work experience of a couple of years. They would be joining their respective institutions in Adelaide in July this year. The courses chosen by them include Masters in Engineering, Hotel Management, Social Work, etc.
The chosen ambassadors would be going to Adelaide in July this year to pursue higher studies
Business World quoted Karishma Das, one of the chosen student ambassadors as follows, “I am excited to be a 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”. She will be going to Flinders University to pursue Masters of Social Work.
In 2019, 5,400 students from India have already chosen Adelaide as their destination for higher studies. The number of Indian students going to Adelaide for studies has been growing in the past years. Indian students mostly go for programs in Engineering, Computer science and Information Technology.