Wellington education delegation to Japan and China

Wellington education delegation to Japan and China

Wellington education providers will be making their
presence felt in Japan and China next week to attract
international students to the region.

Grow
Wellington’s International Education Manager and 13
education providers from all over the Wellington region,
including tertiary institutes and secondary schools, will
visit Japan and China from May 22 to June 2.

The
education delegation is part of a wider business delegation
led by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and furthers the
Destination Wellington programme, which involves Wellington
City Council, Positively Wellington Tourism and Grow
Wellington.

Matthew Steele, Grow Wellington’s
International Education Manager, says the Mayoral delegation
to Japan is particularly timely with renewed education focus
on this market at a national level.

“Japan is
essentially a new market for Wellington and there has
already been strong interest from partners in Japan in the
build-up to our visit.

“The Japanese government
has developed a refreshed international education strategy
which promotes offshore study with an extensive scholarship
programme. We expect there will be significant opportunities
for New Zealand education providers as a result of this
strategy.”

Mr Steele says that while China is
Wellington’s largest international student market with
around 1,300 international students, Japan is already the
region’s fourth largest market with 463 Japanese students
enrolled with Wellington education providers in 2012.

“It presents a real opportunity. The number of
Japanese students in Wellington has increased 25 per cent
since 2007 so we know the Wellington region provides an
excellent experience for students from Japan.”

Last year international students contributed $177
million to the Wellington
economy.

Ends

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