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StudyNT student ambassadors meet Brazilian business delegation

StudyNT Student Ambassadors Clarice Campos and Julia Belisse met with a Brazilian business delegation of farmers and agronomists, coordinated by Austrade, on 3 June 2019.

Clarice said, “Meeting the delegation was a great opportunity to talk about Darwin and how much we’re enjoying studying and living here.” Julia also found out that she is from the same city as one of the delegates and they had a lot in common.

Ms Campos and Ms Belisse, both from Brazil, are studying, living and working in Darwin. Ms Belisse is studying a Diploma of Business with International House Darwin, while Ms Campos is studying a Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice) at Charles Darwin University.

“The delegates asked a lot of questions about Darwin and what it’s like to live here. It was interesting to find that their city (Mato Grosso) has pretty similar weather. Being able to present in Portuguese made the communication much easier.”

The delegation is visiting Darwin to investigate potential agribusiness investment opportunities in the Territory. Having StudyNT student ambassadors meet with business delegations when they visit Darwin enables delegates to meet with people from their home country and provides students with professional development opportunities - particularly developing their networking skills. Ms Campos and Ms Belisse highlighted the benefits of living, working and studying in Australia’s Northern Territory in their native language, Portuguese.

For local businesses, having an international student working for you can open up new opportunities, particularly for those who wish to export. International students studying in Australia can work up to 40 hours a fortnight.