Apply to Become a Cultural Mentor

Use your knowledge and experience as a senior UNSW student (Local or International) to help newly arrived international students adjust and feel at home in their new environment.

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, organization 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. This opportunity is approved by UNSW Advantage as being eligible to appear on your AHEGS.


Applications for T3, 2020 have now closed! 


Applications open: Friday 31 July 2020

Applications close: Wednesday 19 August 2020 (10pm AEST)

Interviews/Group Activity

Friday 28 August, Monday 31 August, Tuesday 1 September

Cultural Mentor Training Dates:

DAY 1 -Friday 4 September from 9am to 3pm (Central Peer Support Training)

DAY 2 -Monday 7 September from 9am to 3pm

For information on the Cultural Mentor Program please contact

Apply to be a cultural mentor

You will be asked to provide information about yourself along with the following questions:

  • How would you describe yourself as a person?
  • What does being a Cultural Mentor mean to you? What would you like to achieve through this program?
  • What do you think is the biggest challenge(s) for international students, and how would you help them to overcome the challenge(s)?
  • Have you been involved in any mentoring or volunteering programs before? Can you tell us a bit about the program and your role in the program?
  • Please write an introductory email to a new UNSW student, imagining you have been matched as this student’s Cultural Mentor.


For more information contact UNSW International Student Experience Unit (ISEU)