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 T1 & T2 2021 is now closed.

Online Interviews/Group Activity 

Thursday 10 December, Friday 11 December, Monday 14 December 

Cultural Mentor Training Dates:

DAY 1 -TBC (Central Peer Support Training)

DAY 2 -TBC (Cultural Mentor Training)

For information on the Cultural Mentor Program please contact

Cultural Mentor Program Information Session

Would you like to find out more information before committing to the program? Watch the recording for the Cultural Mentor Program Information Session to find out more!

Watch the Info Session

Apply to be a cultural mentor

This program is open for both Australian and International Students, onshore and offshore.

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.

Application for T1& T2 2021 is now closed.

The application will reopen towards the end of T2 2021 for T3 intake.