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Enhancing international students NT experience

Businesses, community groups and not-for-profits are delivering a range of projects enhance the wellbeing of overseas students and encourage them to experience life as a Territorian.

Navitas Professional has received an International Student Wellbeing Grant to deliver industry site visits for international students in Darwin.

The company offers internships and work readiness programs in accounting, IT and engineering, the industry site visits will international student first-hand experience on the type of business they could be placed with for their internship.

Team Leader Robyn Connell says “Visiting business premises lets potential professional year participants see workplace interns in action with their supervisors and mentors. Taking a tour is also a chance to make an impression on employers by showing a practical interest in their company.”

There is a tour taking place on 20 July and another on 6 November.

Students will visit Navitas Professional host companies and the professional bodies of CPA, ACS and EEA.

The tour starts and finishes at the Student Hub in the Smith Street Mall.

The International Student Wellbeing Grants have been awarded to 15 projects - from community groups, associations, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individual students.

Projects funded under the program include skill development workshops, cultural awareness programs, health and wellbeing classes, social media workshops and networking events to connect local businesses with international students.

The study grants are administered by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation to support international students study in the NT and experience the NT lifestyle.

For further information, contact Navitas Professional Darwin on 08 8946 6104 or darwin@navitas-internships.com

Read more information about the international student wellbeing grants.