MEDIA RELEASE: AUSTRALIAN TRADE COMMISSION
DATE: 8 May 2009
Exhibition promotes Australian schools to Vietnamese students
Australian Schools Open Day 2009, an annual exhibition organised by the Australian Government, will be held:
Hanoi : 08:30 – 12:00, Saturday 16 May 2009 Sunday 17 May 2009, Melia Hotel Hanoi, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet
Ho Chi Minh City: 13:30 – 18:30, Sunday 17 May 2009, Sheraton Saigon Hotel, 88 Dong Khoi
The exhibition is in its fifth year and continues to generate strong interest from schools and students alike. This year, representatives from 37 Australian high schools will be participating, providing students and their parents with access to a variety of education programs, curriculum and education pathways, as well as practical information about the benefits of living and studying in Australia.
Australian Senior Trade Commissioner, Mr Tony Burchill, highlighted the importance of the exhibition in promoting Australian schools to Vietnam. “Australia has strong links with Vietnam across all areas of education with nearly 14,000 Vietnamese students currently studying in Australia. Australian Schools Open Day 2009 builds on this relationship, providing a unique opportunity for Vietnamese students and their parents to see first-hand the quality education that Australian institutions offer”.
“By meeting and talking directly with the schools’ representatives they can gain a clear understanding of the programs that are available, as well as the studying and living environments that are offered. This is invaluable in helping families make decisions about their children’s education future”, Mr Burchill said.
Australia is internationally renowned for its high quality education system and supportive study environment. Australia’s lifestyle is also attractive for foreign students, offering cultural diversity, beautiful natural landscapes, a safe social environment and a relatively affordable cost of living.