A group of up 20 Chinese students from Chengdu High School were successful in securing a three week education and lifestyle trip in Queensland by winning the Queensland Cup.
A group of 20 Chinese students from Chengdu High School were successful in securing a three week education and lifestyle trip in Queensland by winning the Queensland Cup.
The Queensland Government has been running the Queensland Cup English speech competitions since 2001 in Shanghai, Chongqing and Tianjin to promote collaboration and friendship between Chinese and Australian students.
This is the ninth Queensland Cup competition and high school students from Chengdu were asked to submit videos introducing Chengdu’s cultural, natural or social environment with the winning students chosen for their communication and creativity skills.
These competitions are a fantastic opportunity to promote Queensland’s world-class international education and training sector in China.
Queensland’s international education and training sector generated $2.9 billion in export revenue and supported around 19,000 jobs, making it the state’s second-largest service export behind tourism. Deloitte Access Economics estimates that with the right strategy in place, this industry could be worth $7.5 billion in export income each year and create 6,800 more jobs for Queensland by 2026.
There are currently 22,000 Chinese students studying in Queensland, making up nearly 20 per cent of the overall international education and training numbers.
There were 180 video entries and the winners will experience Queensland’s wonderful lifestyle and participate in activities at a number of education institutes with local students. This will be a great opportunity for Australian and Chinese students to learn from each other and to promote respect and understanding of diverse experiences across the globe.
The Queensland Cup not only promotes Queensland as a study destination for Chinese students but also exposes Australian students to the benefits of international education opportunities.
The Government’s global business agency, Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), promoted and managed the competition, supported by 19 organisations, which are providing more than $110,000 worth of in-kind sponsorship.
The winners arrive in August and will be based in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast.