Social mentoring for international students
Join the program
If you are a new or continuing international student who would like social support, sign up to receive peer-to-peer mentoring for your first six weeks at Griffith. Mentoring sessions can be held either in-person or online for those overseas.
Current Griffith students who have been at the university for more than one year and would like to mentor a new international student.
Example Weekly Discussion Topics
Living In Australia
Discuss the essentials for getting started at Griffith and life in Australia.
Get the inside scoop on how to get involved in social activities and events on campus.
Senior Buddies can share how to make budget friendly choices for students.
Each session offers the chance to share your culture with the group.
This program is very helpful for new international students. We can talk with current Griffith students and also meet other international students. It's good opportunity to get to know Australian culture and make friends. Thanks to this program, I really enjoyed my first few weeks at Griffith University.
Yumi, Junior Buddy
I joined the International Student Buddy Program because I enjoy volunteering and having been an international student myself I know how daunting moving to a new country can be. I wanted to help new students feel welcome but the program turned out to be more than that, I made some new friends and learned about some new cultures. Such a rewarding experience all round.
Shauni, Senior Buddy
Being a Senior Buddy is incredibly rewarding. You can walk away with the knowledge that you actually made somebody's transition to university easier, plus you make amazing friends and often learn things from your buddies too.
Hayley, Senior Buddy