Become an eFriend and help new international students


Become an eFriend and help new international students

La Trobe International Student Services is looking for current students who are willing to help new students with their preparations and settling into university life. Apply now!

An e-friend is an experienced La Trobe University student who volunteers their time to answer queries about living in Australia and studying at La Trobe University, through Facebook or Wechat. In return, you will receive a reference letter and a certificate for your contribution. As an eFriend, you will gain experience in professional training and leadership development.

Your volunteering will also be recognised on your academic transcript if you complete the required modules and volunteering activities through the Emerging Leaders Program.

To become an eFriend, you need to:

  • Attend an online training session in June 2020.
  • Spend at least three hours each week, answering students’ questions via Facebook or Wechat, from your computer, mobile or tablet, between 15 June and 28 August 2020.

To join the e-friend program, register online from here. Please also register for the Emerging Leaders Program on LMS and select Mentor option – La Trobe eFriends on LMS.

Applications close on the 20th of May, 2020. All successful applicants will be invited to the training session. For more information, contact Helen Zhang by email to

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!