Become a Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador!

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Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassadors Leslie Perdigon and Jean Martha Degollacion with Sara Ismar

Applications are open for Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassadors looking to share what they love about the region with the rest of the world.

From swimming with whales to studying at world-class institutions, student ambassadors will experience the best of the Sunshine Coast to share with friends and family back home.

The Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador program plays a vital role in promoting the region through social media and provides valuable information for prospective students looking to study, live and work in the region.

Study Sunshine Coast manager Kim Baldwin said the program was now in its fourth year and had proven successful both in promoting the region and providing career opportunities for ambassadors.

“Encouraging domestic and international students to consider the region as a preferred place to study is a key initiative of Study Sunshine Coast,” she said.

“With world class institutions such as the University of the Sunshine Coast, CQ University and TAFE Queensland just minutes’ drive from some of Australia’s best beaches, our region offers students a truly unique study experience.

“Our ambassadors will take part in a number of exciting activities such as visits to Australia Zoo, jet boating and paddle boarding while making new friends.

“Past ambassadors also found the program provided them with networking and career opportunities that resulted in gaining employment in their chosen field.”

The 2019 Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador program will run from March to December and is supported by foundation partners Education Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council.

The latest data from Deloitte Access Economics showed international student enrolments on the Sunshine Coast had increased by nine per cent to 3,910, with the lifestyle and high-quality education institutions playing a role in influencing student decision making.

To learn more about the 2019 Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador Program or to apply, visit the Study Sunshine Coast website.

Applications close at 8pm on Sunday, 3 March 2019, and spaces are limited.

Any enquiries in relation to the 2019 Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador Program can be directed to Study Sunshine Coast at


  • In 2017, international student enrolments reached 3,910 students, a nine per cent increase on 2016
  • Higher education accounted for 1,300 of these enrolments
  • The largest source market for international students on the Sunshine Coast is Germany, which accounted for 396 enrolments in 2017
  • Other top source markets include the United States, Brazil, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, China, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Nepal
  • The international education sector contributed $67 million to the Sunshine Coast economy and supported 587 full-time jobs in in 2017, a growth of eight per cent on 2016

Source: International Education and Training Snapshot: Sunshine Coast 2017 – Deloitte Access Economics.

Study Sunshine Coast is the official student destination brand for the Sunshine Coast. Study Sunshine Coast is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council and forms part of Visit Sunshine Coast, the Regional Tourism Organisation.

Previous student ambassadors Shaoai  (Adam) Yao, Albert Scott, Yuhong (Sarah) Sun and Ergean (Jet) Dayang at Cotton Tree

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