Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Brazilian Blogger to Visit NZ to Support Export Education

Media Release

Brazilian Super Blogger to Visit New Zealand to Support Export Education

Mauricio Cid, 27 year old celebrity blogger from São Paulo, Brazil, is visiting New Zealand, on the 8 -15 November as the guest of export education social networking agency Conversa (conversa.co.nz).

Cid is the creator and chief editor of the blog NaoSalvo.com.br, one of the most successful blogs in the Brazilian blogosphere, with an average of 20 million page views each month, a following of over 5 million, and an audience profile mostly in the 18-25 age group.

While in New Zealand Cid will promote New Zealand as an education destination in the growing Brazilian international export education market. His visit is supported by Education New Zealand.

Cid’s CV includes major media and viral marketing campaigns, numerous awards and the status of being one of the most engaging personalities on the Brazilian internet. Cid’s visit is coupled with the launch of Conversa. Conversa is a social networking agency with a purpose of growing New Zealand’s export education opportunity through engaging with international students, and growing student preference for New Zealand, via social media channels. Conversa’s Erica France, an expat Brazilian and social media strategist, explains, “I have been a student in New Zealand twice. Brazilians love New Zealand and we want to keep coming back because we have such a good time. New Zealand is like a well-kept secret. I found my way here through social media, and this is where we can influence decision-making”.

Currently approximately 300,000 Brazilian students study overseas each year, 3,000 of these students choose to study in New Zealand. Brazil is the 5th most populous country in the world with more than 40% of the population active internet users – over a third in the student age group. They are amongst the top users of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The country is booming and with the upcoming FIFA World Cup, and the Olympics, requirements for international education are set to rise.

New Zealand is a popular destination for Brazilian students seeking to study abroad. “We see social media as a way to extend our reach into the Brazilian market to capture the attention of young people who want both a quality education and an adventure. New Zealand offers both”, says Kathryn McCarrison, General Manager, Market and Channel Development, Education New Zealand.

Cid will spend the majority of his New Zealand visit in the Auckland region, and will post his experiences to his multiple channels on a daily basis.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s (ATEED) Manager Tourism, Jason Hill, says Cid’s visit is a great opportunity to showcase the diversity of Auckland to the Brazilian export education market. “We see Cid’s visit as a chance to highlight the high quality study options and huge range of tourism activities that students enjoy in the Auckland region,“ he comments.

Cid’s itinerary includes visits to a range of international education providers, representative of the education sector, living the student life-style, with a taste of adventure tourism in Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

www.conversa.co.nz

Education New Zealand - www.educationnz.govt.nz/

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

August 4: Centenary Of New Zealand Entering The First World War

PM John Key: I move, that this House recognise that on the 4th of August 2014, we will mark the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War... More>>

ALSO:

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news