International Student Welcome Desk

The International Student Welcome Desk is an initiative of Study NSW and our partners to provide a friendly welcome for international students arriving into Sydney and NSW.

Providing a friendly welcome to Sydney and NSW

For commencing international students

If you're a new international student we want you to feel welcome in our community and that is why we are committed to making your experience in NSW the best it can be. When you land at Sydney Airport please visit the International Student Welcome Desk to say hello to our friendly volunteers.

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For current domestic and international students

Eligible domestic and international students are encouraged to volunteer at the International Student Welcome Desk. Successful applicants will be provided with customer service training, a uniform, ongoing support and recognition from the Study NSW team. This work integrated learning opportunity can enhance your customer service, problem solving and communication skills.

Download volunteer position description

Expressions of interest to volunteer are now open

Register your expression of interest for one of the following training days.

Handshake 31 January 2020 intake

Location: Sydney International Airport

Closed


Handshake

6 March 2020 intake

Location: Sydney International Airport

Closed


Handshake

20 March 2020 intake

Location: Sydney International Airport

Apply


Our volunteers in action!

Thank you to our sponsors

The International Student Welcome Desk was established in July 2015 by Study NSW and stakeholders from the NSW international education sector.

The project is co-funded by a consortium including Study NSW, Destination NSW, Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle, UNSW Australia, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, University of Wollongong, Southern Cross University, University of New England, TAFE NSW, NSW Department of Education, English Australia, City of Sydney and is supported by the Council of International Students Australia (CISA).


Thank you to Sydney Airport for their ongoing support

Sydney Airport

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Sabrina

UNSW Sydney

Sabrina

This program has been an invaluable experience. It provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people from all over the world and develop communication, leadership, cultural, team work and problem-solving skills.

Sarina

Australian Catholic University

Sarina

Volunteering at the International Student Welcome Desk has improved my communication skills, cultural intelligence and initiative. I had the opportunity to meet and help so many amazing people, and in return I receive their big smiles, relieved faces and gratitude.

Chintan

Macquarie University

Chintan

My volunteer experience at the International Student Welcome Desk has helped me to hone my leadership skills and improve my intercultural competence. Further, through this role I have been able to give back to the community in a meaningful manner in addition to making life-long friends.

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