As the name already suggests, the Buddy & Integration committee leads the official Buddy Program for students in Groningen, where we match incoming international students, either on exchange or full-time, with students who have signed up as buddy. With this program we intend to help students who are new to Groningen, in order for them to have the best possible experience in this beautiful city. We also hope to attract local students who are interested in making new, international friends whilst showing them around and participating in ESN activities (which are a lot of fun!).  

Besides the Buddy program, the BIC organises activities for both those part of the buddy programme and other ESN members. Activities the committee organises include, but are not limited to, a crazy 88, unlimited Dutch pancakes on a boat, and laser tag!  

The committee meets regularly to organise activities and have dinner together, and are always down for a party! You can regularly find us at the Wednesday ESN nights or at other events organised by ESN.

Come say hi! 

The Buddy & Integration Committee '18/'19

Left to right: Tijler, Fiorella, Sanjay, Hanne, Mandy, Liz