Around thousands of students arrive in Australia every year, arriving at the new country for the first time makes a student nervous and baffling. So, to aid the students coming to the country, Australia now introduces help desks at the airports.
With the new international student help desk at Sydney airport, the arrivals to the country made less stressful. The desks will guide the international students and ensure them feel welcoming, said Stuart Ayres, minister of trade tourism and major events.
The first 24 hours is very critical to forming a perspective for the students living and studying in New South Wales. Simple gestures like these welcome desks would encourage the students to return and represents the state and contributing further growth to the sector.
This facility developed by the funds of destination NSW, study NSW and the educational partners like TAFE NSW, English Australia and all the NSW universities also including the NSSW department of education. It is also supported by CISA (council of international students Australia).
During 2014, international students have generated export revenue about $6.3 billion for New South Wales; it is the state largest service export. Nearly 300,000 international students studies at Australian universities, which is a quarter of the total student population for higher education.