International students who have studied in South Australia will be asked to share their experiences about life in our state in a bid to lure more to study in Adelaide.

The students will point to the state’s track record in minimising the impact of COVID-19 as part of the marketing campaign.

The international student sector is worth more than $2 billion to the state each year.

While SA’s three universities are not able to officially declare that the state is COVID-safe, their marketing campaigns will allude to how Adelaide is comparatively safe when held up against other places around the world.

Adelaide Uni’s pro-vice-chancellor Jacqueline Lo told The Advertiser that Adelaide’s handling of the pandemic would resonate with parents around the globe who are looking for a safe place to send their children.

A small number of international students are due to return to study in SA over summer, after a pilot program was approved by the federal government.

Up to 300 students will return on a series of flights into Adelaide between November and January.

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