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.

Application is now closed.

Applications for T1 2022 intake will open towards the end of T3 2021.

What do you get for being a Cultural Mentor?

  • A rewarding experience to help new international students grow and thrive under your guidance and mentorship, 

  • A chance to learn about different cultures while interacting with international students and facilitating workshops, 

  • An opportunity for a deeper connection with the wider UNSW community supported by networking and co-facilitating with internal stakeholders for events during orientation week and throughout the term, 

  • A sense of belonging built by creating and facilitating a safe and supportive community together with the students and other Mentors 

  • An opportunity to improve your interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership skills and have your work recognized on your AHEGs. 

What are some of the roles and responsibilities?

Interested in the program but want to find out more before committing?

Watch this short 15 mins Information Session to find out more!

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How do I apply?

T3 2021 application is now closed.

Applications for T1 2022 intakes will open towards the end of T3 2021.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

For more information, please contact [email protected] 

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