Academic Buddy Programme

Being an Academic Buddy

What does it mean to be an Academic Buddy?

If you join the Academic Buddy Programme you will be an Academic Buddy to someone else from a different country and university, with possibly different (academic) traditions, habits and experiences.

Being an Academic Buddy gives you the chance to:

  • share your cultural and linguistic knowledge about your home university and country
  • help your buddy feel at home in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University or prepare your buddy for his/her study abroad
  • develop intercultural competences
  • join workshops & activities focused on intercultural communication and competences (three of which are obligatory: (1) Meet your Academic Buddy Event, (2) Workshop Intercultural Communication & (3) Farewell Event for Academic Buddies – check the agenda for upcoming events)
  • join social activities organized by BuddyGoDutch

Would you also like to offer or do you need help in working on/improving your language skills in a certain language? Become or find a Language Assistant.

Do you want to participate in the Academic Buddy Programme?

Sign up here