How connecting with international students can help grow your export business

International Ready Stream - supported by StudyAdelaide

With over 34,000 international students currently studying in Adelaide, they are an untapped opportunity for your tourism business. Firstly, consider employing an international student to help boost your export potential and open doors more quickly and effectively than you can by yourself. Study Adelaide’s Employer Portal is a free one-stop-shop website that connects you directly to 11 higher education providers and these international students, who can help drive sales through short or long term projects and programs. Secondly, consider ways to tap into local overseas student as a new customer base for your tourism product or service. These students are a readily available international market that you don’t need to invest the big bucks overseas to access.

Karyn Kent

Chief Executive | StudyAdelaide
Karyn Kent

Karyn Kent commenced as Chief Executive of StudyAdelaide at the beginning of July 2014. StudyAdelaide is responsible for marketing Adelaide as a desirable destination for international students.

Karyn brings a wealth of experience in destination marketing following 18 years in the tourism industry, including executive roles with the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Australia. Karyn joined StudyAdelaide from a post in Singapore where she was Tourism Australia’s Regional General Manager South/South East Asia and Gulf Countries.

In 2014, Karyn was appointed to the Riverbank Authority Board of Management, which oversees the long-term vision for the Riverbank Precinct. In 2016, she was appointed to the national Council for International Education, which was formed to oversee the implementation of Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025.

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