Christchurch Educated also works with institutions such as the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, UCIC and ARA where we run social events for international students at various times throughout the year. Additionally, we put on our own events like movie nights, an international culture show and games. These events help international students meet new people and make friends.
"But the highlight for me is that through Christchurch Educated I have found many of my best friends for life."
As ambassadors, we meet and greet new students as they arrive at the airport. We also visit secondary and tertiary institutions at the start of the academic year to welcome international students and give orientations on life in Christchurch and the opportunities available through Christchurch Educated.
"Being an ambassador for Christchurch Educated has given me the perfect opportunity to connect with and to help international students in Christchurch."
Being a student ambassador had enriched my time here in Christchurch by allowing me to share my knowledge of living and studying abroad with other students. I have also gained invaluable experience in event management. But the highlight for me is that through Christchurch Educated I have found many of my best friends for life. Through Christchurch Educated I have found my sense of connection and belonging to the wonderful garden city called Christchurch.