AIMS:To explore nursing students' perception of peer learning during cross-cultural learning activities through student-led webinars. DESIGN:An exploratory qualitative study. METHODS:Thematic analysis of data collected from reflective journals and focus-group interviews of participating nursing students across three international universities in Australia, Hong Kong, and Sweden during autumn 2017. RESULTS:Three themes were identified: peer learning as creation of friendship; peer learning from interactions that went beyond what was originally intended; and peer learning as empowered learning. CONCLUSION:Combining peer learning as an educational approach with cross-cultural and student-led webinars provided new perspectives. On-line learning across global boundaries, based on a sound educational model, creates new opportunities for internationalization without straining individual and institutional financial resources.