International students visit CSU in Wagga Wagga

21 MARCH 2019

International students visit CSU in Wagga Wagga

CSU in Wagga Wagga will host a campus visit by 130 international students from the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne on Thursday 28 March.

  • 130 international students from CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne
  • For some students it’s the first time outside the capital cities
  • Provides opportunity to experience a CSU campus in regional Australia

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga will host a campus visit by 130 international students from the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne on Thursday 28 March.

Mr Christopher Roche, team leader, International and Appeals, in the CSU Division of Student Services in Wagga Wagga said, “This is an annual campus visit by the Study Centres students.

“These international students from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and other Asian and European countries are studying a range of Charles Sturt University business, accounting, and information technology courses at the CSU Study Centres.

“This campus visit maybe the first time some of the students have been outside the capital cities to see regional Australia.”

Students will arrive at CSU in Wagga Wagga at 9am on Thursday 28 March. They will be greeted by Mr Roche before a Welcome to Country ceremony, include a smoking ceremony, conducted by the Wiradjuri Boys, Len and Pat Connolly.

The students will have lunch at The Hub with other international students studying at CSU in Wagga Wagga and members of the Student Representative Council (Wagga Wagga).

They will also tour CSU facilities with CSU Student Ambassadors ahead of participating in a range of social sports from 2.30pm including soccer, badminton, basketball, cricket, and swimming at the CSU Gym.

The students will have the opportunity to participate in a career development workshop, and to visit the CSU Winery Cellar Door. They will attend an evening social event on campus until 9pm.

Their itinerary includes visits to places of interest in the city of Wagga Wagga and along the way to the city. On Friday morning the students will visit the Wagga beach and the Zoo at the Botanical Gardens, before travelling back to Sydney and Melbourne after lunch in town.

The visit is funded by the Student Services Amenities Fund (SSAF) and is supported by the CSU Division of Student Services.

The CSU Study Centres visit to CSU in Wagga Wagga starts 9am on Thursday 28 March at The Hub, building 20, near car park 5, Darnell Smith Drive, CSU in Wagga Wagga. The students will be at The Hub until 11am then disperse for campus tours and other activities.

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media via or Bruce Andrews on 0418 669 362 to arrange interviews. Note: The photo shows CSU Study Centres international students during their 2018 visit to CSU in Wagga Wagga.

As recently as Monday 18 March the CEO of Universities Australia Ms Catriona Jackson stated in a news release that a recent survey found that an overwhelming majority of Australians (85 per cent) understood the importance of international students to Australia.

She said international education makes a major contribution to national prosperity through the income this sector brings into the Australian economy each year.
Ms Jackson said international education is now Australia’s third largest export; it generates export income of $34.9 billion a year for Australia and supports more than 240,000 jobs across the country.

She emphasised that the contribution of international students is about so much more than the economy, and that Australians also benefit from the powerful personal, cultural, diplomatic and trade ties that are forged when students from across the globe spend their formative years here.

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