Support for Families of International Students

Support for Families of International Students

To fully appreciate the UNSW experience, we invite you to attend our social events, career sessions, exchange experiences and practice conversational English. 

Guide for parents and supporters of students

There's a lot to organise and information to take in so we've developed this guide to assist in understanding what it means to be a successful student at UNSW and how you can help your son, daughter, family member or partner to get the most out of their time at UNSW: 

English version

Here you can access the English version of the guide:

Chinese 中文 version

Here you can access the Chinese 中文 version of the guide:

Bringing family

The Bringing Family Guide is provided as a guide to assist students who are planning to bring their families to Australia. It is designed to provide information, links and resources relating to accommodation, childcare, schooling and employment for partners.

Information sessions, workshops and activities

We want your UNSW experience to be enriching for every member of your family. Come and join us at our social events. 

Orientation

These seminars are held during the International Student Briefing Day. No registration is required. For more information, email emily.ou@unsw.edu.au

  • Seminar for English-speaking International Parents/Family/Caregivers (delivered in English) : Tuesday 18 July 2017, 11am - 12pm, Central Lecture Block 6 (Map Ref: E19)
  • Seminar for Chinese-speaking International Parents/Family (delivered in Chinese Mandarin): Tuesday 18 July 2017, 11am - 12pm, Central Lecture Block 8 (Map Ref: E19)

During Semester

  • Get That Part Time Job: Wednesday, 19th July, 1pm - 2pm, Central Lecture Block 7. Bookable through UNSW Careers and Employment.
  • Writing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter: Wednesday, 2nd Aug, 10.30am - 12pm, Civil Engineering 701. Bookable through UNSW Careers and Employment.
  • Ace The Interview! Effective Interview Preparation: Friday, 4th Aug, 10am - 12pm, Central Lecture Block 4. Bookable through UNSW Careers and Employment.
  • Conversation Classes: Every Tuesday starting from the 25th July to 29th of August at 12-1pm. Students need to have at least intermediate English to join the conversation classes. Bookable through our Online Booking System.

To apply for the Language Exchange Program: Refer to https://student.unsw.edu.au/language-and-conversation-skills 

Student Development Social Activities: refer to  Workshops/ Events:  https://student.unsw.edu.au/international

To join the family group mailing list and for further information and assistance please contact international.student@unsw.edu.au 

ARC: Spouses of International students can contact Arc to check for Associate Membership eligibility to join clubs societies and participate in activities. http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/