Arriving in a new country can be exciting, but can also give rise to difficulties. The Buddy Programme provides a helping hand as you settle down and get to know student life. The International Office at Umeå University organises the Buddy Programme as a service for international students.
Buddies are students at Umeå University who volunteer to introduce you to the Swedish way of life. As a participant in the Buddy Programme, you will be part of a buddy group that consists of approximately 8-10 buddies and 25-30 international students. The Buddy Programme involves the possibility to participate in a variety of fun social activities, for example sports, parties and travel, or just having a cup of coffee with your group members.
To attend the activities arranged within the Buddy Programme you need to enroll. You and the other students decide what you would like to do within the framework of the Buddy Programme. It is everyone's responsibility to make it a success.
Up until the first day of the term you should apply for the Buddy Programme by filling out the appplication form under "Related information". If you want to apply thereafter you should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.