Student experience programs

Student Experience Passport

Join our global community

Join our University community of over 35,000 students from over 105 countries. Engage with Australian and other international students and the local community to enhance your Australian experience and build strong relationships.


Orientate yourself

It takes longer than one day to settle in to a new country and learning environment. That’s why we run an ongoing orientation program that involves a range of activities to ensure you settle in to life in Australia.

Practice English

Build your English skills outside the classroom by attending a:

  • Pronunciation Class
  • Speed Conversation Class
  • Group or individual Speech Pathology session
  • Campus Conversations

Explore Newcastle

Meet local Australian students and make friends through regular out-of-class activities at local Newcastle attractions, and see why Newcastle has been named as a Global Smart City.

For more information please contact our Student Engagement Coordinator via

NEAS Endorsed Premium Product

What NEAS says about our endorsed Premium Product,
the UON Student Experience passport

“The Student Experience Passport, designed as part of the University’s Language Centre’s Student Experience program, breaks down barriers and opens opportunities for international students to engage in meaningful connections with the community.The small passport-style booklet features a range of extra-curricular activities that students can work through to familiarise themselves with a new campus and city, foster friendships and improve their English”