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Go Global Ambassadors sit at the heart of our Go Global programs. They are highly-skilled professionals with global careers who share their personal and professional experience and highlight the capabilities that helped them get ahead.

Ambassadors operate in a broad range of sectors including agriculture, arts, design, aid, science, finance and retail. They offer insights into what Australia's place in the world and the Asia region means in practice and share expertise across learning area content.

Some Ambassadors are highly motivated university students and recent graduates who are using their higher education studies (including language study) and work experiences, such as internships and volunteering, to shape their life and career pathway.

Ambassadors can:

  • speak about the importance of engaging with Asia and the world and the benefits of developing global capabilities;
  • discuss a topic your students are exploring in class, in which the Ambassador has particular expertise, for example urbanisation in Asia;
  • share their experience using a language other than English professionally and inspire students to develop their own language skills; or
  • contribute to career information sessions.

Explore our Ambassador Bureau and request one or more Go Global Ambassadors for a school visit.

Please note that we charge an administrative fee to arrange school visits. The fee will vary depending on the details of your request and we will be in touch to confirm exact amount upon receiving your completed request form (see 'Steps for organising a school visit' section to the right).

School visit options

Individual Ambassador Visit
  • One Ambassador to engage with your students for up to one hour, either in person or online*.
  • Visit to be facilitated by the host teacher and/or students.
  • Pre and post visit resources provided by AEF.
Ambassador Panel
  • Panel session (up to 90 minutes) with 2-3 Ambassadors.
  • Panel to be facilitated by the host teacher and/or students.
  • Pre and post panel resources provided by AEF.

Please note that these are suggestions only. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your school's needs. 

* Go Global Ambassadors are usually able to travel up to 50 kilometres for a school visit. Some Ambassadors may be able to travel up to 200 kilometres but might require travel reimbursement (in addition to our administration fee). If your school is far from a capital city, it might be easier to arrange an online interaction or a workplace visit incorporated into a city excursion.

School visits in action

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  • To help Year 10 students realise the importance and benefits of studying Asian languages, Bonnyrigg High School (NSW) invited two Ambassadors to share their own language learning experiences...more »
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  • Students undertaking business studies at Whites Hill State College (QLD) had the opportunity to speak with two PwC staff about the importance of being Asia aware...more »

To help Year 10 students realise the importance and benefits of studying Asian languages, Bonnyrigg High School invited two Asia Literacy Ambassadors to share their own language learning experiences...more »
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  • Heathmont College students undertaking a Humanities/Indonesian unit of work on ‘Changing Nations’ spoke to one of our Asia Literacy Ambassadors about urbanisation in Jakarta...more »
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  • For a unit of work on ‘Karir Keren’ (Cool Careers) as part of their Certificate II in Indonesian Language, students from Como Secondary College spoke with an Asia Literacy Ambassador about career opportunities for Indonesian speakers via Google Hangouts...more »
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  • For a Year 10 Project on surf tourism and retail in China, the Southport School invited an Asia Literacy Ambassador to give a short presentation to students, followed by a visit to the Billabong head office...more »
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  • Former Media Manager of the Australian Olympic Committee, Alice Wheeler, visited Warracknabeal Secondary College to share how learning Japanese helped her in her career...more »
For more school visits in action click here.


Images: AEF
Steps for organising a school visit
  • Browse our Ambassador Bureau to find a suitable Go Global Ambassador(s) – you can filter your search by location, industry and country of expertise. We recommend you make a note of three different Ambassadors, as your first choice might not be available.
  • Once you have identified your preferred Ambassador, click on 'Request Ambassador' from his profile.
  • Complete and submit the form ensuring you have selected 'school visit' at the top. We will be in touch to discuss next steps and provide resources to ensure the visit is a great success.

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