Every semester ISN Amsterdam has a Buddy Program. In this program we match Dutch (or rather local) students up with international students. This is a great way to become part of an international environment and generally does not take up that much of your time. As a local student, you would get five international students to take under your wing! Don’t let this number scare you though, from experience we know that the international students are not demanding or, what we could call, “high maintenance”. So, don’t worry about your studies or busy social lives suffering under this commitment.

Most international students come study in Amsterdam and do not know much about the city except for the typical touristy stereotypes. You could help them buy their (in some cases: very first) bike, share your knowledge on studying at your university and take them to discover new places in Amsterdam. What type of buddy you want to be is all up to you. You could meet up for coffee or drinks, organize dinners or go for a stroll (or night) around town with your buddies. Who knows… You might get a good friendship out of the experience!

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(the official sign up deadline is the 25th of January)

After signing up you will be on our sign-up list, you will not get a confirmation message for this. We will match you up with the international students at the end of January and provide you with their contact information. ISN Amsterdam will then organize a first meet up with all students joining the Buddy Program at the start of February and host two other buddy activities that you and your buddies can join, these will be announced at the start of the semester so you can keep the dates free.

Feel free to contact integration@isn-amsterdam.nl for question or further information.