Chennai born Amanda Michelle Simran of Karunya University, Coimbatore becomes the first Indian Student to win the all-expenses-paid 4-week study tour of Adelaide; receives the honour at an event held in Bangalore
New Delhi, 2nd December, 2016: StudyAdelaide, an initiative to attract the best academic talent to study in Australia has announced the winner of their first ever Indian Student for its “Ambassador for Adelaide” program across South India.
The Ambassador for Adelaide competition is an initiative by StudyAdelaide, the nodal body that promotes Adelaide as an international study destination.
The competition received an enthusiastic response from students across South India, with over 4000 valid candidates vying for the title. In the end, it was Ms. Amanda Michelle Simran of Karunya University, Coimbatore who won the tag of “Ambassador for Adelaide”, which carries an all-expenses paid study tour of Adelaide. This tour will allow her to evaluate the opportunities available for studying in Adelaide.
StudyAdelaide sees great potential for students from India to study in South Australia, particularly Adelaide, owing to its salubrious climate, its international appeal, diverse cultural milieu and some of the finest educational institutions in the Australian continent.
The competition which was launched on August 11, 2016 ran through to the end of September 2016. The campaign was divided into two parts; a general competition where candidates were required to watch a video and answer questions to enter a lucky draw, and then a direct student ambassador recruitment process.
The entrants were shortlisted to a hundred finalists who were then invited to provide a short video speech that was uploaded to YouTube. The lucky finalist was interviewed and selected as the winner.
Amanda Michelle Simran has expressed excitement at this opportunity and is looking forward to her trip to Adelaide with great expectations. “ I am delighted to be selected for this honour and am looking forward to my trip to Australia as Ambassador for Adelaide. I have heard so much about Australia This is a dream come true for me since I was really looking at opportunities to study abroad”.
Amaury Gourrier – Marketing Project Manager, StudyAdelaide said, “We are delighted to have our first ever student from India for the Ambassador for Adelaide program. We believe Amanda Michelle Simran will have a wonderful opportunity to explore the study opportunities that abound in Australia in general and Adelaide in particular. Adelaide is looking forward to hosting Amanda!”
StudyAdelaide was established in 1998 and promotes Adelaide as an international study destination, highlighting the many advantages for international students who choose to live, work and study in South Australia. StudyAdelaide has two clear mandates: destination marketing and student engagement, which support the recruitment activities of institutions.
StudyAdelaide is funded by the State Government (Department of State Development, Department of Education and Child Development and TafeSA) and through membership. Principal members include the Adelaide City Council and South Australia’s three public universities: The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia; around 40 participating institutions make up the remainder of membership.