Cultural Mentor Program, UNSW Student Development International

Cultural Mentor Program, UNSW Student Development International

Cultural Mentors are students who provide valuable support and advice to commencing international students. Cultural Mentors are provided with training and the opportunity to develop communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. Being a Cultural Mentor is a rewarding role and a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, get involved in fun activities and contribute to the successful transition of new students at UNSW.


Providing guidance and support to international students; helping to reduce social isolation and cultural barriers; project and event management; conducting campus tours; leading social events and excursions; one on one mentoring and facilitating group activities.

How to get involved

Apply online via

Intakes: April and September.


Cultural Mentor

Senior Mentor


Relevant training will be provided.


Semester 1 & 2, Weeks 1-13, 20 hours per semester for Juniors, 30 hours per semester for Seniors.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays, Semester - weekends

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Fundraising & events, Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Student Development International


Stephen Chikazaza




02 9385 9810

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.