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Welcome our new students

Create the connections of a lifetime

Help our new international and regional students get the most out of their Sydney experience.

Our Welcome to Sydney program connects our first-year international and regional students through small and relaxed events hosted by alumni, staff and friends of the University.

We invite you to host a social gathering for a small group of newly arrived students. It can be anything you like – a barbecue, a picnic, an outdoor activity, even a formal dinner. The choice is yours.
As you organise the gathering, we’ll organise who'll attend. Events are usually held from late March to May or late August to October, to coincide with the start of the semesters.
It’s a great opportunity for our students to make new friends from Australia and all around the world, and gives you the chance to do the same.

If you’re interested in hosting a Welcome to Sydney event, please register your interest or contact us to find out more information.

If you’re a first-year international or regional student and would like to participate in a Welcome to Sydney event, register your interest.


I encourage all to be involved in the Welcome to Sydney program. It has been such a rewarding experience in hosting our amazing students and to see first-hand what a difference a warm welcome makes.
Brooke Colquhoun-Lesslie, staff member and Welcome to Sydney host
It was a wonderful experience to meet fellow international students and to be welcomed to Sydney by local alumni. It was a great opportunity to share thoughts and learn about new culture.
Joel Perez, international student

Aaron Young Kim

Alumni Support Associate
  • Level 2 Administration Building F23