Academic Buddy: supporting more meaningful interaction between local and international students (SPOT02.A)

  • Available
    On demand
  • Topics
    • Student mobility

About this session

Studying abroad means experiencing a foreign culture, practising a foreign language and developing new skills. Most buddy programmes focus only on social aspects: getting to know fellow students and jointly experiencing local culture. Academic Buddy moves beyond this, combining the social element with academic content and providing clear mutual benefits. In this session, we’ll share experiences and discuss whether this kind of programme could work at your university.


  • Pauline Hörmann | Utrecht University | Netherlands
  • Michèle Kremers-Ammouche | Utrecht University | Netherlands
  • Emmanuelle Le Pichon | University of Toronto | Canada