Friday, June 21, 2024

NT student ambassadors to promote education destination

A new group of international students has been selected as Study NT student ambassadors to promote the Northern Territory as an ideal study destination, the Territory Government announced today.

Minister for International Education, Ngaree Ah Kit said attracting new international students to the Northern Territory contributes towards a $40 billion economy by 2030.

“We are making the Northern Territory the destination of choice for international students as they make a significant contribution to our economy, strengthen our workforce and add to our vibrant multiculturalism,” the Minister said.

“There’s no better way for an international student to learn about the Northern Territory and all it has to offer than by word of mouth from those who are having the experience themselves.

“I thank the 2022 Study NT student ambassadors for their amazing contributions to the community last year and welcome the new cohort for 2023. 

“The work the ambassadors do in promoting the Northern Territory and our international education and training sector is invaluable.”

More than 4,100 international students are currently enrolled to study with the Territory’s education and training providers, delivering $169 million into the economy and supporting more than 660 jobs.

International students are also valued contributing members of the Territory’s vibrant multicultural community, said Minister Ah Kit.

The 20 new ambassadors will play a key role in convincing prospective international students to choose the Northern Territory, which is one of a number of strategies aimed at continuing to grow our international student cohort, she said.

They have been selected to represent a range of nationalities and education providers.

The 2023 students ambassadors are:

  • Adria Alam and Sarwat Suha from Bangladesh studying at Darwin High School;
  • Amogh Manadhar from Nepal and Victoria Lucila Vydra from Argentina studying at International House Darwin;
  • Ayumi Kato from Japan, Billy Chepkemoi from Kenya, Hai Vu, Huu Minh Nguyen (Ellie) Le and Minh Ching (Marvin) Hua from Vietnam, Ho Ching (Joven) Chu from Hong Kong, Julie Charm Juance from the Philippines, Melanie Raira from Papua New Guinea, Niju Ale from Nepal, Shanthi Annapareddy from India and Shigian (Cynthia) Li from China studying at Charles Darwin University;
  • Joven Martinez from the Philippines studying at Alana Kaye College;
  • Sanjay Dhakal Chhetri from Nepal studying at Darwin City College;
  • Shuman Khatri from Nepal studying at Bayside International College;
  • Victor Dinakar Kankipati from India studying at Navitas Professional; and 
  • Yael Astrid Flores Garrido from Mexico studying at the International College of Advanced Education.
Bayside International College students.

To learn more about the Study NT student ambassadors and alumni, and studying in the Territory visit

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