New program helps students experience life as an Aussie diplomat in Cyprus


For the first time, the Australian and British High Commissioners in Cyprus will select local students and offer them a unique opportunity to experience the world of diplomacy, knews.kathimerini reports.

From March 6 to 10, 2023, students will join the High Commissioners in a range of meetings and events, gaining a behind-the-scenes look at their respective missions in the country.


On Monday, March 13, 2023, Commonwealth Day 2023, the successful participants will be honoured guests at a finale event hosted by the British High Commissioner in Nicosia. The students will have the opportunity to present their experiences and newfound knowledge about diplomacy in the Commonwealth.

Certificates will be presented by both High Commissioners in front of an audience comprised of representatives from the diplomatic, political and education sectors.

This program offers students a rare chance to gain first-hand exposure to the workings of two diverse diplomatic missions in Cyprus, with activities tailored to each student’s interests and availability, including political, cultural, and diplomatic events.

Who can apply

  • Students aged 15 to 18 years old from across Cyprus.

How to apply

  • You must submit a 2-minute video entry, or one-page written piece, on: “What I would do in my first week as High Commissioner in London (UK) or Canberra (Australia).”
  • You can submit your application by email to or through a direct message to @UKinCyprus on Twitter.
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm (local time) Monday, 13 February 2023.
  • Successful applicants must have permission to participate from their parent/guardian and school.
  • The British and Australian High Commissioners will select the top entrants who will be invited to join the week’s program.


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