buddy program

Become a buddy to an international student in Kalmar or Växjö

”Great to make new friends in an international environment”, ”I had a wonderful buddy when I started at Lnu so wanna pay it forward”.

This is how some students describe being a buddy. The Buddy program is a collaboration between Linnaeus Union, Linnaeus University, and the ESN sections in Kalmar and Växjö. As an international student, getting a buddy makes moving to a foreign country so much easier. Current students may support a newbie and help to improve integration in Sweden. As a buddy you may help one or several students to feel welcome. Meet up for a coffee, visit the grocery store, show the study environment and what the town has to offer. As a buddy you should expect to answer common questions and make the newbie feel more at home.

5 reasons to become a buddy:

  • Make new friends
  • Gain new perspectives
  • Improve your language skills
  • Create connections for your own studies or internship abroad
  • Contribute to an improved integration at Linnaeus University

In the buddy registration you may make a number of choices. Register here

Do you have any questions prior to registering? Read more.