International Students

This program is available to you if you are a new international student who has not lived in Australia before and are over 18 years of age.

For many students, commencing a degree will be a new transition in terms of study and life in Australia. While the start of university life is exciting, it can also be daunting or unfamiliar. The Connect Adelaide Experience aims to connect you (a new international student) with a UniSA Staff member (volunteer) to experience Adelaide and life in Australia, outside of the university environment.

You will be matched with a Volunteer (we will try to take shared interests or special requirements into account).

The volunteer might invite you to:

  • Share a meal at home or in a restaurant
  • Share a BBQ in one of Adelaide’s many parks
  • Watch or participate in a sports activity
  • Visit the Adelaide Zoo, an Art Gallery or a Museum
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit the Adelaide hills or another region close to Adelaide

All costs associated with the joint activity are expected to be covered by your matched volunteer. The only cost you might have to incur is transportation.

Your Connect Adelaide Experience is to take place as soon as possible during Study Period 2, 2018.

Registrations have now closed for SP2 2018

*Please be advised that places are limited and while we make every effort to find a match for all participants, we may not be able to do so.

Got some questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions or for more info please contact the Student Advisers at or call Anne Mahlo, Team Leader: Student Adviser (International) on 8302 0614 or Louise Evershed, Student Adviser (International) 8302 0630.

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