Five Bond students have been selected to showcase the Gold Coast to the world, as part of their role as the Mayor’s Student Ambassadors for 2017.
The students – Rose Lopez, Olivia Sharpe, Linda Yu, Lei Fu and Mona Izzeldin – are part of a group of 31 international and domestic students from across the region.
The Mayor’s Student Ambassador Program is a collaboration between the City of Gold Coast and Study Gold Coast to build and strengthen relationships between the local community and students through cultural and social inclusion. The 2017 program will focus on student experience, employability and the Commonwealth Games.
Study Gold Coast CEO Shannon Willoughby believes the program allows the city to showcase why it is one of the world’s leading education destinations.
“Our world leading lifestyle combined with our globally recognised education sector makes us an enticing prospect for both domestic and international students,” Ms Willoughby said.
Olivia Sharpe, who is from Maitland, New South Wales and is currently studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning at Bond said the Student Ambassador role was an incredible opportunity.
“I applied to be a Mayor’s Student Ambassador because I had worked as a student ambassador at Bond and I loved the experience of meeting new people and just being a part of the Bond University culture," Olivia said.
"When the opportunity came up to apply for the Mayor’s Ambassadorship I jumped at it because it was just too good to pass up!"
Mona Izzeldin, who was raised in Dubai and is currently studying Biomedical Science at Bond, said she will also be promoting Bond in the Ambassador position.
“Whilst showing off this great city, Bond being my university will also have a great deal of exposure, either intentionally or not, as it is where I spend most of my time," she said.
The Mayor’s International Student Ambassador Program runs until December 2017. We look forward to seeing and sharing the social media updates from our Bond Ambassadors throughout the year.