Written by Kruti Beesam
Australia really seems to be concerned about the international students who come to the country, to begin an exceptional educational career. As an outcome of this, a help desk has been launched to help solve the problem that students face on arrival. The desk is at the Sydney International Airport to help those students who arrive in Australia for the first time. It is called the International Student Airport Welcome Desk.
Knowing the hassles of first time students, after arriving at the Sydney International airport, gave rise to this unique and useful idea. Speaking about the same Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said, “Recent surveys have highlighted that the first 24 hours is crucial to students forming their perspectives about studying and living in New South Wales. Experience shows implementing simple gestures, like a welcome desk, encourages students to return as ambassadors for the State and supports further growth in the sector.”
He added “The International Student Airport Welcome Desk serves as a gateway, whether students are arriving in Sydney or travelling on to regional New South Wales to their education institution.” The unique facility to foreign students is financed by the by StudyNSW, Destination NSW, and key education partners including the NSW Department of Education, TAFE NSW, English Australia and all NSW universities.
The Australian welcome desk also receives support from the Council of International Students Australia (CISA). For the convenience of the students, the help desk is made available directly opposite Arrivals Hall A in T1 at Sydney International Airport. It is efficiently managed by dedicated student volunteers.
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