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Become a Buddy

Do you want to welcome new international students and get a new friend?

Students enjoying the sun in Nygårdsparken
Become a buddy: Meet new people, go hiking or just relax.
Emil Breistein

Do you remember when you were a new student at UiB and in a new city and country for the first time? It was probably a big transition and change from what you were used to. It takes time to settle in with new surroundings and new people. Now you have the chance to make a difference for other new students.

Sign up to be a Buddy

We are looking for international students who have spent at least one semester in Bergen. We need someone who is interested in getting to know new students and help them settle in well by signing up as a Buddy for one or several new international students. Someone who can be friendly and share their local knowledge and hand down tips on where to buy the least expensive raingear and food.   

Erasmus Student Network is a student organisation that aims to assist exchange students, and one of the ways they do that is by connecting local and international students through their Buddy programme.

Sign up as a Buddy-pair or Budhttp://www.bergen.esn.no/international-students-find-buddydy Group on  ESN’s website

You will also find more information about the Buddy programme and the practicalities on their website.