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 internationalsupport@unitec.ac.nz 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 (click to expand)

Tina Hsieh - Team Leader International Student Support Services
"We know you as we were you" I have been working in the education sector for over 10 years. Starting my NZ journey as an international student, I know it's not an easy job. So I applaud your courage and determination. I look after the International Support and Business Support Team and our team is here for you so come and talk with us whenever you need help. 


Mrinal Mehra - International Business Coordinator
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 several years now. 

Email: mmehra@unitec.ac.nz


Aline Meerburg - International Student Support 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 and tracking.

Email: ameerburg@unitec.ac.nz


Sachin Pawar - International Student Support 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.

Email: spawar@unitec.ac.nz


Takahito Higuchi - International Student Support 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. 

Email: thiguchi@unitec.ac.nz


Eileen Su - International Student Support 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. 

Email: esu@unitec.ac.nz