Study NSW’s International Student Awards

On 13 October, the 18 finalists for the 2015 StudyNSW International Student Awards gathered at Sydney’s Opera House for the award announcements. Global Experience was honoured to be among those nominated and humbled to be pictured with the other incredible nominees.

2015 StudyNSW International Student of the Year Awards


The awards, presented by the Premier and Cabinet of NSW, are designed to celebrate the contributions made by International Students to the communities of NSW. They also include the international student organisations and community groups that work with those students, such as Global Experience. Here is a video introducing the category in which we were nominated:

The winners this year of the awards were announced at the ceremony on 13 October. Here include:

International Student of the Year Award

  • Zaki Haidari (Afghanistan) won in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Dunya Alruhaimi, from Iraq, won in the Higher Education category
  • Ting Ting Chen (China) won in English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • Mingjun Zhang (China) won in Schools.

International Student Community Engagement Award

  • Business/Community Group – NSW Police Force
  • Education Provider – University of Newcastle in conjunction with Jesmond Park Uniting Church

Stay tuned to Global Experience’s social media channels to keep up to date with news in the International Student community, including new awards, recent events in the community and active discussions among community organisations that work with the students represented by awards like this.

Congratulations again to the winners! We’ll be posting throughout the coming week with images and videos of the event and the winners. Keep an eye out for those posts and share your own on our channels!

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