International Student Ambassador Program

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The City of Hobart International Student Ambassador Program creates opportunities for international students to increase their knowledge of Hobart, learn about local culture, break down barriers, and promote social inclusion.

Ambassadors participate in a number of the City’s formal events such as Citizenship Ceremonies and Harmony Week activities, as well as designing and implementing their own activities.

The Program was launched in 2015 by the City of Hobart, in partnership with the University of Tasmania. Twenty Eight ambassadors from China, Syria, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Malaysia Hong Kong, Vietnam, Colombia and Nepal have participated in the program since. The Ambassadors increased their knowledge of Hobart, improved their public speaking and communication skills, and built new friendships. 

Successful candidates have been selected based on previous leadership and volunteer experience in their home countries and here in Tasmania, as well as their interest in participating in the broader Hobart community.  The City of Hobart has gained a better connection with international students, strengthened its partnership with the University, and learnt more about each Ambassador’s cultural background and experiences in Hobart.

Applications Closed

The application period is now closed for the International Student Ambassador Program in 2020.
The application call-out for student ambassadors for 2021-22 will be announced mid-2021.

Students who are selected for the International Student Ambassador Program have a twelve month term, commencing in September 2020 and finishing in August 2021.

To be involved, you must be an enrolled international student based in Hobart, have completed at least six months of study, and continue to be a student during the full twelve month period September 2020 to August 2021. Applicants can come from other educational institutions, not just the University of Tasmania.

For more information, contact Boshra Yazahmeidi, Community Development Officer:
Telephone: 03 6238 2495 Email: yazahmeidib@hobartcity.com.au