Having a buddy is a nice way to get in touch with students that already live in Groningen, they can already tell you a little bit more about the Netherlands and the city of Groningen. Your buddy can introduce you to (student) life in Groningen, give you some tips on how to get to Groningen, what places you need to go to in the city to do groceries, or anything else that you would like to know! Moreover, they can help you with some practical things that need to be done. Of course he/she can also help you with all the other questions that might arise prior to or during your stay in Groningen! After you have applied for a buddy, the Buddy and Integration Committee will do their best to link you to a buddy, with whom you will get in touch through email. The BIC will also organise some fun activities throughout the semester that you can join with your buddy and are the perfect place to meet new people and make friends.
The application for the Buddy Programme is closed for now, it will open again in December for the Second semester of the academic year 2021-2022.