As an international student at the University of Newcastle you will benefit from a range of programs designed to give you a deep insight into Australian culture

Student experience programs

Language Centre students are encouraged to take part in our Student Experience Programs, which give them to opportunity to engage with Australian students, other international students and the community. The program is designed to enhance the students' Australian experience, and build strong relationships. 

Student Orientation

At the University of Newcastle we understand that it takes longer than one day to settle in to a new country and learning environment. That is why we run a unique three week rolling orientation program that involves a range of activities including a Meet 'n Greet' with Australian students on day one, followed by a range of activities in your first few weeks to help with your transition into Australian life.

Speed Conversations

Our Speed Conversation sessions are a weekly activity is designed to engage both the Language Centre students and other University students in casual conversation, building friendships across different cultures. Embrace another culture and educate others in your own.

International Friendship Program

This program gives students the opportunity to meet local Australian students and build relationships through regular out-of-class activities at local Newcastle attractions, for example: a day out at the Newcastle Museum, a picnic lunch on the Foreshore, visits the Farmer's Market, a tour of Nobby's Lighthouse. 

Volunteer Experience

During your study students are strongly encouraged to participate in a range of volunteer and work experience opportunities to experience more of Australian culture and further develop your english skills. Such experiences can include our 20-hour conservation volunteer program or gaining experience working at local events and festivals and much more!

For more information please contact our Student Engagement Coordinator Robyn Gentemann