12 December 2023 at 10:00 am

International photo round-up

Key action from our teams offshore.  

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Representatives from the ENZ North America team attended a diplomatic reception at the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms to celebrate the Gilman scholarship programme and mark the end of International Education Week 2023.

ENZ has partnered with the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on the Gilman Scholarship Program since 2017 to publicise and award scholarships to US students.

Pictured is Associate Director of Engagement, North America Natalie Lulia.


A group of eight Prime Minister’s Scholarship awardees from Massey University and their professor Raul Ortega Ayala were welcomed to Brazil by ENZ Senior Market Development Manager Bruna Natale, alongside MFAT and NZTE.

The group spent two weeks in São Paulo, with the 35th Biennale as the main activity on their agenda. The group came to the New Zealand Consulate again to watch a documentary from a famous Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado.

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Last month, ENZ Director of Engagement Javiera Visedo alongside MFAT and NZTE welcomed a group of 10 students in Chile under the Puertas Abiertas program funded by Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence. The group spent 10 days in Chile improving their Spanish while deepening their understanding and knowledge about Chile.

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Representatives from Lincoln University visited India last month to strengthen their existing partnerships with stakeholders across Punjab, Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Kerala. To support Lincoln University's India plans, ENZ’s India team arranged meetings with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and interactions with media.

From L to R: ENZ Director of Engagement East Asia Jugnu Roy, Lincoln University’s Damian Lodge, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Life, Brent Rapson, NZ Deputy High Commissioner to India and Lincoln University’s Annie Goh, Director - International Recruitment.

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ENZ Team Thailand joined representatives from the New Zealand Embassy and New Zealand Qualifications Authority at a meeting with the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) to provide an update on changes to the NCEA programme, which will be applied to domestic and international students.

From L to R: NZQA Team Leader – International Reo Tanaka, ENZ Market Manager – Philippine & Thailand Chortip Pramoolpol, CUPT Manager of the TCAS, Assoc Prof Chalee Charoenlarpnopparat, NZQA Manager - Qualifications Recognition Services, Dolly Seow-Ganesan and First Secretary, New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Nathan Mills.

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ENZ Team Thailand hosted an agent training workshop on "Generative AI Tools for 10x Productivity," in late November. It was designed to empower education agents with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage AI tools for enhancing productivity and efficiency in their work, ultimately bolstering their role as valuable advocates of New Zealand's education system.

The training was led by Assistant Professor Thannob Aribarg, Deputy Director of Innovation and Enterprise Services at the Academic Service Center and Lecturer in Computer Science at the College of Digital Innovation Technology, Rangsit University.

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