Staff Volunteers

The Connect Adelaide Experience is all about connecting new international students with a staff volunteer, to provide a warm welcome in their transition to life and study in Adelaide.

While the start of university life and their time in Australia is exciting, it can also be daunting or unfamiliar. The Connect Adelaide Experience aims to connect a new international student with a UniSA Staff member (volunteer) to experience Adelaide and life in Australia, outside of the university environment.

You might invite the student to:

  • A meal home or in a restaurant
  • 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

What is required of you:

  • To attend an organised but casual ‘meet and greet’ event/afternoon tea on campus to meet your student (organised by the International Student Support team).
  • To arrange to meet with the student a minimum of once during Study Period 2 for an activity outside of the university environment.
  • For all costs associated with the activity to be covered by you.

See the Terms and Conditions for the full requirements.

You will try to be matched with a student based on shared interests with special requirements taken into account.

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.