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I’d like to help a new student out in the city

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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 opportunity for you to help internationals in Groningen! As a buddy, you will guide one or more international students in your city, and answer their burning questions. 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 they arrive.

International students 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 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 around!

After we have received your application you will be linked to an international student and we will get in touch with you 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 bic@esn-groningen.nl. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A BUDDY