Our International Student Ambassadors have now completed the ISA programme and received certificates of appreciation for their efforts.
The ISA programme is an initiative set up by the New Zealand Police to help students keep safe. Ambassadors attend monthly meetings about topics of interest to international students then share what they learn with their fellow students.
OPAIC ambassadors Stephen Santos Fernandes and Piyush Pravinbhai Savaliya received their awards after a day of activities at Bethells Beach last weekend.
They took a bus to the event with other ambassadors from throughout the Auckland region.
During the event they had the opportunity to practice tracking in the bush, and learn about rips and tides.
Ambassadors also spent time in the lake learning about individual and group survival in cold water.
The day included a barbeque lunch and dinner and finished with an awards ceremony where students received a Drowning Prevention Certificate as well as the certificate for their services as ambassadors this year.
OPAIC will begin recruiting for a new set of International Student Ambassadors early next year.
Check out the ISA Facebook page to learn more about the programme.