The first batch of international students have celebrated the end of late night assignments and early morning lectures after completing their studies at Charles Sturt University.
The new cohort of graduates initially commenced study in March and July 2017, in various careers such as accountancy studies, medical radiation, physiotherapy, and paramedicine.
Putting down the books from their undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the group met to celebrate at Salty's on the Hastings, in Port Macquarie on Thursday, June 6.
CSU student liaison officer Clara Koch said having 107 international students at the university was beneficial for the community.
"Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie currently has 107 international students from all over the world and this number continues to grow," she said.
"It is extremely beneficial for the Port Macquarie community to have such a large international student presence in town.
"They bring so much diversity to our community through their culture, knowledge, food, and experience which the community has welcomed with open arms."
CSU director of external engagement Kate Wood-Foye said the growth of international students choosing to study on the Mid North Coast is exciting to see.
"The University prides itself on welcoming and supporting students and so it's important we acknowledge their hard work and accomplishments at the celebration on 6 June," she said.
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