Session 05.06

The impact of buddy programmes on the integration of local and international students

For international students studying abroad, the help and support provided to them during their first days is crucial. However, this is also the most chaotic time for staff working in the university. How can staff and local students join forces to develop or improve a buddy programme to respond to those early needs? The research and tools developed by the Buddy System project will provide some useful insights.


  • Student experience
  • Mobility


  • Lucie Romelot, 
    Erasmus Student Network France, France


  • Kaspars Abelnica, 
    Erasmus Student Network AISBL, Belgium
  • Michael Rosier, 
    University of Hertfordshire Business School, United Kingdom


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