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Become a Buddy

For students who want to offer their help to newly arrived international students in Groningen:

Would you like to meet new people in Groningen? Would you like to see more of Groningen’s international side?

Becoming a buddy is a great way to meet new people while helping out incoming international students! As a buddy you can help out international students who are excited to make new friends and to discover student life in Groningen.

Going to a different country is exciting, but can sometimes also be confusing and overwhelming. Many international students have questions about how to get from Schiphol to their new house, how to get around the city or university and where to play sports. Besides all the practical matters most international students are also 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 events, cafés, restaurants and bars!

After we have received your application you will be linked to an international student and we will get in touch with your through email,  so keep an eye on your email. It might take some time before you get matched, so please take that into consideration.

If you have any questions about the buddy programme, do not hesitate to send an email to The deadline to register is the 12th of September 2021.

Click here to become a buddy