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Lord Mayor’s welcome for international students moves online

Learn about Sydney life, services and programs while connecting with others.

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The City of Sydney hosts an official welcome for international students in Sydney every year.

This year, the Lord Mayor’s welcome will be held virtually on Hopin.

Usually reserved for recent arrivals, this year the welcome is open to all international students studying through NSW education institutions to foster life-long connections and provide support following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Community organisations and service providers will host virtual stalls where attendees you can learn about services, programs, Sydney life and connect with other students.

The Lord Mayor's welcome for international students 2021 will be held online
The Lord Mayor's welcome for international students 2021 will be held online

Attendees will also experience a Welcome to Country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances and a virtual reality tour of Warrane, Sydney Cove.

This year the program has been expanded to include associated online programs run by community groups and City of Sydney grant recipients from Wednesday 17 March.

“International students contribute to our city's cultural diversity and strengthen Sydney's global connections. They are an investment in our city’s future, which is why I’m so pleased we can welcome all international students to participate in this year’s welcome,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore will host the online event on Tuesday 16 March, in partnership with Study NSW, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney.

Published 10 March 2021, updated 17 October 2023