12 September 2019

Become an Academic Buddy

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Do you like meeting new, international people? In that case, you might want to become a Buddy at BuddyGoDutch. BuddyGoDutch is an academic buddy programme that matches (international) students who come to study in Utrecht with students already studying at Utrecht University. 

As Academic Buddies, students can help each other by getting to know their new or prospective domicile, and the local (academic) habits. Its also a good way to improve your language skills and intercultural competencies (by peer feedback). BuddyGoDutch in sum:

  • it focuses on the academic setting (not only the social)
  • it offers interesting workshops on intercultural competencies and didactics in peer feedback with regards to language skills
  • the matching of buddies is based on a shared (home or exchange) university, city or country, and/or language interests


Within this programme, you can take on different roles, ranging from less extensive academic contact to more extensive. You will be matched to another student, so that you can help one another with practical, cultural and social things with regards to university/student life/studying in the Netherlands or abroad. 

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