Become a buddy by following this link or filling in the form at the bottom of the page!

  • Do you want to experience international life in Groningen?
  • Do you want to integrate with the international students in Groningen?
  • Do you want to practice your foreign language skills?

Becoming a buddy will be a great opportunity for you to help internationals in Groningen! As a buddy you will guide one or more international students in your city. The Buddy & Integration Committee will link you to an international student that could really use your help. We will exchange the necessary contact information between you and the student(s) which enables you to contact the international student before he/she arrives. Internationals are usually interested in finding out stuff on practical matters regarding the best way to travel from Schiphol to Groningen or the easiest way to go to their room or student house in the city. If appreciated by the international students, you can offer to pick them up from the train station upon their arrival in Groningen. In addition, you can show the student(s) around the city and help with buying a proper bicycle, opening a bank account, giving a tour around the faculty, going to ESN events, etc. Besides these practical matters most international students are very interested in getting to know the student life of Groningen. As a buddy you are of course the perfect person to guide them to the best cafés, restaurants and bars! The deadline to register is 13th September, but make sure you sign-up as soon as possible to make sure you become a buddy!