The buddy progamme

The faculty organises a buddy programme that pairs together local students and incoming exchange students. The local students welcome the exchange students, guide them around the faculty and the city, and form the first point of contact for practical questions.

If you’ve had the experience to study abroad, then you are undoubtedly aware of how complicated it is to find your way around in a new environment (the location of the faculty, the shops, the student restaurants, etc.) and how difficult it can be to familiarise yourself with local customs. So if you want to share your experiences, or if you have a keen interest in other languages and cultures, and the urge to make the international guests feel at home in Ghent, then this might be the programme for you!

We have set up the buddy programme because international students are faced with many questions about our lifestyle, studies, work or pastimes when they first arrive in the first (from August) or second (from January) term. To make matters more difficult, it seems it’s not easy to get in contact with Flemish students.

To facilitate the stay of the international students, we are looking for buddies. As a buddy, you will be the guide of one or more international students and introduce them to the Flemish student life.

Do you think you’re up to the challenge? Contact .