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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!

If you like, you can also go to some of the 140 ESN activities together. The deadline to register is the 8th of February 2020, but make sure you sign-up as soon as possible to make sure you become a buddy! All you have to do is sign-up through the form. The Buddy & Integration Committee will link you to the incoming students. When this is done, you will receive an email with the information of the student so you can contact them before he/she arrives.

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