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THEY come from all over the world, but these international students felt right at home participating in the City-Bay this morning.
The group of runners participated as members of the StudyAdelaide Student Ambassador program, which aims to introduce international students to aspects of Australian lifestyle.
Jakia Ferdous, from Bangladesh, said she completed the 12km distance from Elder Park to Moseley Square in Glenelg. “I have heard from some of my friends that it (the City-Bay) is very popular and South Australia’s own thing,” the 23-year-old said. “It is an event for everyone.”
For 21-year-old Suzy Huynh, who arrived from Vietnam in October last year, the event was a “really good way” to connect to the community. Ms Huynh, studying nursing at Flinders University, said she planned to run the 6km as part of the StudyAdelaide Reds team. “It is a way we can know more about Adelaide city,” she said.
StudyAdelaide chief executive Karyn Kent said the City-Bay was a “perfect event” for the students to participate in. “We run a student engagement program for international students throughout the year and this program aims to introduce them to aspects of Australian lifestyle and in particular Adelaide,” she said. “We know international students have a real desire to connect with both local students and also their community.
“The City-Bay is one of those iconic evens that really captures some of the things we’re known for: the accessibility between the city and the beach (and) getting outdoors.”
GAME ON: Michelle Howie, Jakia Ferdous, Suzy Huynh and Adelene Oa. Picture: BIANCA DE MARCHI