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International education in South Australia

The impact of international education in SA

69%

69% of all international tourism spend in SA is generated by international education

37%

37% of international students do unpaid volunteer work in the SA community

$2.47B

International education is SA's 3rd biggest export worth $2.47B

130+

International students come from 130+ countries around the world

>50%

More than 50% of international student expenditure is on rent, living and recreational expenses

Our students' stories

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

Filling skills gaps with international students

According to CEDA, Australia is facing a shortage of 110,000 aged care workers by 2030. In South Australia, leading ageing care provider ECH employs international students to help fill skills gaps in their workforce.

International students volunteer in the local community

International students are passionate about giving back to the local community. Over a third – thousands of students – regularly contribute their time to an incredibly diverse range of organisations.

Armchair travel

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

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.

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...
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...
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.