Student resources Cultural Peer Mentor Program

The cultural Peer Mentor Program at JCU Brisbane offers a welcoming and supportive environment to help new students begin their academic journey at the university. This program pairs incoming international students with experienced and friendly senior students know as Cultural Mentors, aiming to ease their transition to JCU Brisbane.

By enrolling as a Cultural Mentee, you will gain:

  • A smooth transition to university life, guided by an experience student mentor.
  • Access to all the essential information necessary to initiate your academic journey at JCUB and settle into Brisbane.
  • Regular one-on-one sessions with your mentor to enhance your spoken English skills.
  • A friendly and inviting environment to meet and engage with fellow international students, whether they hail from the same country or diverse nations, through both online and on-campus social gatherings.

The process is simple, for newly arrived students, you just need to fill in an application form with your personal details and we will match you up with a suitable mentor! Once we have received your request, we will start the matching process. You will be contacted by the student counsellor or your mentor via email.

Eligibility to become a mentee for the Cultural Peer Mentor Program is limited to first-year students only.

Apply to become a Cultural Peer Mentor

The Cultural Mentor Program is open to all students who are in their second term/trimester or above.

We welcome students from all disciplines and levels of study to join our team, as long as you have an interest in supporting and connecting with international students.

  1. An enriching experience where you can contribute to the growth and success of new international students under your guidance and mentorship.
  2. An opportunity to gain insights into various cultures by engaging and connecting with a diverse group of international students through events and workshops.
  3. A chance to create a supportive atmosphere for individuals and establish deeper connections within the broader community.
  4. An opening to collaborate with fellow like-minded Cultural Mentors who are dedicated to promoting inclusivity within the JCUB community.
  5. A chance to develop and enhance your communication, leadership, and teamwork skills, with the potential for recognition through a certificate of participation in the program and a highlight on your CV.

How do I apply?

To apply for the program, you will need to fill out either a mentor or a mentee application form, followed by an interview with the student counsellor. Successful applicants will then complete a set of training before staring their role as a Cultural Peer Mentor.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Mrs Lu Liu
Student Counsellor
Level 2, 349 Queen Street 
Mobile: 0455 432 919