Alumni Host Program

Alumni host program

Meet a local – Register to participate in the Alumni Host Program

We want to ensure that UNSW Students have the most enriching time living and studying in Sydney.

What is the UNSW Alumni Host Program?

The Alumni Host Program was specifically designed for Postgraduate international students to be connected to members of our UNSW Alumni community. With an introduction and welcome to Sydney, you will have the opportunity to nurture a lasting involvement with UNSW and to have a career conversation with a UNSW Alumni.

The Alumni Host Program is your chance to be hosted by a local community member. Your host will be a UNSW graduate (Alumni). You will meet with your host at least twice throughout term to share mutual interests and learn more about Sydney, and their career journey.

Whether you want to find the best cafes in Sydney, take a ferry to Manly or explore one of our many beautiful inner city parks or simply want to scrub up on your English conversation skills, this program will certainly open the door to meeting new people from various backgrounds but who have ALL studied at UNSW Sydney! Not to mention you will also have the opportunity to have a conversation with an Alumni about how their experiences at UNSW have shaped their career.

At the beginning of the program (June), all students and Alumni will get together for an evening of canapés and conversations, sharing their experiences as well as meeting other students who are participating.

Am I eligible?

  • Must be a new International Student
  • Must be 18 years and over

How to apply

Applications for The Alumni Host Program fare currently closed.

When will I meet my host?

As soon as a student receives information about their host they should send an introductory email that includes; their name, background about themselves, what they are studying at UNSW and hobbies and interests (i.e painting, playing sports). In the email you may also wish to suggest a few dates that you would be available to meet with your host. A convenient date to meet with your host can then be agreed on.

How many times should I meet?

How many times should I meet with my graduate during semester?

We suggest meeting at least three times during term.

Need more information?

Contact Stephen Chikazaza, International Project Officer, International Student Experience Unit (ISEU), UNSW Student Life and Communities