Development Programs

International Student Development Programs

UNSW offer a number of support and development services for all students. From this page you can access information on support for international students.

For personalised advice and information please make an appointment with an International Student Advisor.

Cultural Mentoring program

The Cultural Mentoring Program introduces new international students to a senior student 'buddy'. Cultural Mentors are available to answer questions about learning at UNSW or living in Sydney and can provide new students with insight into Australian cultures and customs. This program is available to students in Australia as well as overseas.

International Student & Alumni Mentor Network

The International Student & Alumni Mentor Network is specifically designed to enhance the experience of UNSW international postgraduate students, to help make a successful transition into study at UNSW, whether onshore or offshore, and prepare for life after graduation.


Open to all UNSW international students, Interchange is an active learning journey designed to help you find your inner entrepreneur and develop your professional skills, including communication, innovation and leadership.

Language and conversation skills

If you would like to further develop your language and conversation skills we have a number of activities and programs to assist you. Discover the Language Exchange Program, English language classes and workshops and more.

Professional development program

This program is an initiative to assist UNSW international students with English as a second language to further develop their communication skills in a professional setting and gain practical workplace experience to enhance their career opportunities.

Careers and employment

UNSW is committed to helping you enhance your global employability, and empowering you to succeed beyond the classroom and find employment, throughout and after university. Here you can find resources for international students.

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