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 for appear on your AHEGS.


Applications are currently closed.

Applications for T2/T3, 2019 will open on 23 May, 2019.

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:

  • What do you think are the biggest challenges facing new international students when they arrive in Sydney to start studying at UNSW?
  • If you are a Cultural Mentor, how would you assist new students to overcome these challenges?
  • Do you have previous experience in any mentoring, leadership or volunteering programs either at UNSW or elsewhere? If yes please provide details of your involvement
  • Write a sample email to a new international student. Imagine you have been matched as this student’s cultural mentor and are writing an introductory email to them

Once you're ready please Complete Your Application Online

Apply to be a "Senior" cultural mentor

Applications for Senior Cultural Mentors will ONLY be accepted from those who have already completed the program as a Cultural Mentor.

Complete Your Senior Cultural Mentor Application Online