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Meet the International Team

The International Services team manages international student recruitment, international projects, staff and student exchange opportunities.

International Team
Beth Knowles
International Director
America Holdene

International Administrator
International Market Sector Manager - India
Andy Ge
International Market Sector Manager - China
Gary Cao
International Market Sector Manager - South East Asia
Tim Hayashi
International Market Sector Manager - Japan
Rimi Ellis
Coordinator - Student & Staff Mobility
Dan Zhu
International Market Sector Manager - Timaru

International Student Advisors

Ara has a dedicated team of staff who work to support international students studying at Ara. Our team can help provide support with a range of queries, from adjusting to living in New Zealand to course and study related issues.

From left to right: 
Diane Ryan / Hiroshi Komatsu / Tina Kong / Stephen Hawkins 
Sophia Koo / Heather Taege / Manna Yu / Millan Gurung   

Phone: 03 940 8704, 03 940 8728, 03 940 7565

International Admissions


Our dedicated team of international admissions officers have a wealth of experience and knowledge about coming to New Zealand to study at Ara. Once students begin the admission process, each student will have an admissions officer that will be their first point of contact for all their admission queries and questions until they are fully enrolled.

Phone: 03 940 8000

Contact details

Phone: 03 940 8389