Study tourism boost

International Education is a high value market to the Sunshine Coast tourism and events industry due to international students' length of stay, spend and the part they play in encouraging visiting friends and relatives to the region.

Over the past two years, Study Sunshine Coast has formed part of Visit Sunshine Coast. It is an initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and is the official student destination brand for the Sunshine Coast.

In great news for the region, Study Sunshine Coast recently received $58,385 in funding through Trade and Investment Queensland to help encourage international student enrolments and further promote the region as a study destination.

The matched funding has been provided by the Trade and Investment Queensland’s International Education and Training (IET) Partnership Fund, managed by Study Queensland.

It will be put towards three projects, including brand activation, the development of an industry membership program and a student employability initiative.

Ensuring the Sunshine Coast provides international students with a positive and rewarding study experience is crucial to continually attracting international students to our region.

Inspiring our international students to be future ambassadors so when they return to their home countries also encourages others to visit and help raise the profile of the Sunshine Coast.

Combined with the safe and relaxed lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast, students coming to our region can have a truly unique Australian study experience which is world class.