International Student Support Advisors

Our team of International Student Support Advisors are dedicated to supporting international students.

To make an appointment

For advice and support, make an appointment to see us. To make an appointment, book one online, email us or call us +64 9 815 4321.

Book an appointment online

They're available from Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, and are located in Building 180 (Te Puna) on our Mt Albert campus.

Meet the team

Tahreem Zia

Tahreem Zia

Manager of International Business Support

Tahreem looks after the International Support and the Business support Team.

She started her journey in New Zealand as an International Student and has been working within the New Zealand Education sector from thereon.

She understands the highs and lows of being an International student and is always happy for a chat whenever a student might need help!

Phone No.+64 9 815 4321 Ext. No. 7227

Mrinal Mehra

Team Leader

I am originally from India. I love making new friends and talking to
people about different issues across the spectrum.
I came to New Zealand as an international student to pursue my Master's qualification. I have been working at Unitec for more than 3 years now.


Nadia Bulanova

Nadia Bulanova

International Student Advisor

As a former International Student, Nadia understands your journey and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Nadia likes city walks, horse-riding, travelling in her spare time and speaks Russian fluently.

Phone No. +64 9 815 4321 Ext. No. 7564


Aline Meerburg

Aline Meerburg

International Student Advisor

Previously being an International student, Aline has had hands on experience that she can relate to when working with Unitec students. She has worked in the marketing team at Unitec and the position gave her a great deal of insight into student expectations and improvements. She is also an adventure ambassador, she loves the outdoors including the beach, surfing or tracking.

Email Aline Meerburg 


Sachin Pawar

International Student Advisor

My Journey in New Zealand started as an International student. I have more than 5  years of experience in the international education sector
and I understand the wavering of an international student. I always try to understand and am willing to help students to achieve success in
their career pathway. I like to travel and spend time with whānau (family) and E hoa mā (friends), I can Speak Hindi & Marathi Fluently.

Phone No. +64 9 815 4321 Ext. No. 7669 


Takahito Higuchi

International Student Advisor

You can call me Taka for short. I am originally from Japan.  I love sports
and learning about different cultures. My role is to ensure that you are on
the right path to successfully completing your studies. 
I look forward to meeting with you. 

Phone No. +64 9 815 4321 Ext. No. 7441

Eileen Su

International Student Advisor

I have been working in the education sector for nearly 20 years, I have had great overseas study experiences in Australia and New Zealand. I really enjoy my current role that supports international students to find a better way to settle while studying at Unitec. It is exciting to
spend time with our students and to see them graduate from Unitec.

Phone No. +64 9 815 4321 Ext. No. 8230