15 March 2017

Successful Brazil media famil

ENZ’s first media famil to New Zealand for 2017 was successfully completed last week by two journalists from Brazil, Camila Pati (Exame.com) and Luiza Belloni (HuffPost Brasil), together with Tales Rocha, our PR agent from Sao Paulo.  

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L to r: Michael Edmonds (Head of Department, Engineering and Architectural Studies), Tales Rocha (ENZ’s PR agent from Sao Paulo), Tim Hayashi (Manager – International Market Sector), Luiza and Camila wearing hard hats and high vis vests inside the nearly completed engineering building at Ara.

Media familiarisation trips are a great way for journalists from our key markets to develop a better understanding of New Zealand’s education system, possible study options, and the experiences of international students.

The journalists received a warm welcome from education providers in Wellington, Canterbury, Hawke's Bay and Auckland – thank you very much to everyone involved.  Special thanks also to our regional education partners, especially Brook Pannell (Wellington), Bree Loverich (Canterbury), Steph Kennard (Hawke’s Bay) and Nick Arnott (Auckland). 

Sylvia Santos, Maths Tutor at Ara, brought the journalists home-baked Pão de Que

Sylvia Santos, Maths Tutor at Ara, brought the journalists home-baked Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

There were around 3,000 Brazilian students in New Zealand in 2015, and on this trip the journalists met Brazilian students and staff everywhere they went – which was a great way to build relationships and showcase the opportunities for students here.  

The famil is a long-term investment in promoting international education – but two very positive articles have already been published by Camila on Exame.com, the online content and news portal of Exame Magazine, which is the largest and most influential business and economy publication in Brazil:

Esta é a cidade da Nova Zelândia mais promissora para engenheiros (This is the most promising city for engineers)

A Nova Zelândia quer atrair mais profissionais de tecnologia (New Zealand wants to attract more technology professionals)

Lyn Garrett, Head of Industrial Design at Massey Wellington with Camila and Luiz

Lyn Garrett, Senior Lecturer and Major Coordinator for Industrial Design at Massey Wellington with Camila and Luiza in the workshop

The new Engineering Core at University of Canterbury displayed a special welcome

The new Engineering Core at University of Canterbury displayed a special welcome sign for the group

International students show how to hongi

Julia Kowalski, international student from Brazil, and Charlotte Taurima-Thomas, Head of Māori Students, showing the journalists how to hongi during a powhiri at Taradale High School.

Camila, Luiza, Steph Kennard and Tales prepare for a brief wine tasting at EIT

Camila, Luiza, Steph Kennard and Tales prepare for a brief wine tasting at EIT

Luiza chats with Brazilian students Susana do Nascimento and Rene Souza, hosted

Luiza chats with Brazilian students Susana do Nascimento and Rene Souza, hosted by ATEED

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