Alumni Host Program

Alumni Host Program

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Host International students for a social gathering

Each year students will come from around the world to study at UNSW Australia and we want to extend a warm and friendly UNSW welcome.

What is the UNSW Alumni Host Program?

A program where UNSW alumni connect with first year International students to make them feel welcome,  nurture a lasting involvement with UNSW and help them make new local friends.

Through the Host Program alumni living within a 60 km radius of the Kensington campus are invited to assist us enhance the student experience and engage with our International students as they settle into their new student life at UNSW.

What our Alumni Hosts say

"Australian leader and professionals (UNSW Alumni ) are in an ideal place to help overseas students feel more at home, given UNSW's focus on global issues" 

Ruby Campbell, MBA (Exec) '12

"Good networking opportunity and a fantastic way of doing something for the wider community" 

Pooja Kadam, MB BS '11

"The Alumni Host Program was a great way to reconnect with the UNSW community, and pass on any sage advice from someone who has been through the experience." 

Laura Lau, BE '14

"We had a good time talking about cultural differences between Australia and Middle East (our origin), home sickness, jobs in Australia, and just life in general" 

Mina Gurgis, BE (Hons) '10

How does the Host Program Work?

UNSW Alumni register their interest in hosting two (minimum) International students for a social gathering. The environment should be relaxed and friendly to allow students to draw inspiration from the personal and professional achievements of their hosts and network with other students. The setting may be the family home, restaurant, picnic, BBQ – your choice.

Alumni volunteer to participate in the Host Program at their own cost. UNSW does not currently provide any financial assistance. International students can register their interest in participating in the Alumni Host Program when they receive their Welcome Letter from UNSW on commencement. 

How do I get involved?

Expressions of interest to participate in the 2018 Alumni Host Program are now open.

Please complete the online application form and we will get back to you with further details.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Alumni and Engagement Office on +61 2 89364716 or email