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Our International Students

Helping SA to Grow and Prosper

South Australia currently has around 22,000 international students studying and living in the State, with another 10,000 students enrolled to study with South Australian institutions who are currently offshore.

The students have come here from more than 120 countries around the world because South Australia offers them a first-class education and a welcoming place to live, study and work.

The students not only bring with them significant economic benefit by creating jobs for South Australians, but also cultural and social benefits.

Many long-lasting friendships are formed between the students and South Australians. These students become ambassadors for the State and help to promote South Australia to the world, which attracts tourists, trade and investment.

South Australia currently has around 22,000 international students studying and living in the State, with another 10,000 students enrolled to study with South Australian institutions who are currently offshore.

The students have come here from more than 120 countries around the world because South Australia offers them a first-class education and a welcoming place to live, study and work.

The students not only bring with them significant economic benefit by creating jobs for South Australians, but also cultural and social benefits.

Many long-lasting friendships are formed between the students and South Australians. These students become ambassadors for the State and help to promote South Australia to the world, which attracts tourists, trade and investment.

International Education in South Australia

3:1

Every 3 international students in South Australia creates 1 local job

50%

The percentage of South Australia's $1.2B international visitor expenditure related to international study

37%

Percentage of international students volunteering (unpaid work) in the South Australian community

9,000

Additional local jobs created by 2030 with targeted growth to 71,000 international students in South Australia

2nd

International education is South Australia's second largest export

130+

Number of markets from which international students come to South Australia

3:1

Every 3 international students in South Australia creates 1 local job

50%

The percentage of South Australia's $1.2B international visitor expenditure related to international study

37%

Percentage of international students volunteering (unpaid work) in the South Australian community

9,000

Additional local jobs created by 2030 with targeted growth to 71,000 international students in South Australia

2nd

International education is South Australia's second largest export

130+

Number of markets from which international students come to South Australia

Our Students' Stories

Hear how international students are making a positive contribution to the South Australian community.

What is international education?

Find out how international education contributes in so many ways to the local community.

Armchair travel

International students help elderly nursing home residents to travel the world from their armchairs.

Giving back to South Australia

"I really like the feeling of doing something meaningful and contributing to the community." 

Connecting cultures through dance

A chance encounter has allowed Tanya to put her best foot forward and bring a touch of Bollywood to a local dance group.

Our students have talent

From the Philippines to her Majesty's Theatre, Marjorie wows South Australian audiences.

South Aussie with Cosi Part 1

Join Andrew 'Cosi' Costello as he takes three international students on a road trip and learns more about the contribution that students make to SA.

South Aussie with Cosi Part 1

With 1,000's of students calling Adelaide home, Cosi calls on all of us to play a part in welcoming them to our state.

Summer program for students

With over 30,000 students staying in Adelaide this Summer, we worked with organisations across Adelaide to provide an unforgettable experience

Christmas in South Australia

Generous families in South Australia open their homes and hearts to international students who are away from their loved ones during the festive season.

Loving South Australia

We asked some of the international students in Adelaide their thoughts on South Australia, their second home.

Get Involved!

There are many ways that South Australians can connect with international students, from a simple smile and G’Day in the street to welcoming them into their home, community group or workplace.

Employ an international student

Businesses from exporting and engineering to health and hospitality enjoy the benefits brought by employing international students.
Find out more

International student volunteers

From events to community groups and emergency services, 1000s of international students are interested in volunteering. If you're looking for volunteers or want to know more...
Find out more

Become a homestay family

Providing a warm welcome to international students can be a rewarding experience both for your family and the students. To find out how to become a homestay host…
Find out more
There are many ways that South Australians can connect with international students, from a simple smile and G’Day in the street to welcoming them into their home, community group or workplace.

Employ an international student

Businesses from exporting and engineering to health and hospitality enjoy the benefits brought by employing international students.
Find out more

International student volunteers

From events to community groups and emergency services, 1000s of international students are interested in volunteering. If you're looking for volunteers or want to know more...
Find out more

Become a homestay family

Providing a warm welcome to international students can be a rewarding experience both for your family and the students. To find out how to become a homestay host…
Find out more

Contact Us

Find out more about our students and how to get involved.