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Buddy Programme

The Buddy Programme aims at helping the arriving international students feel welcomed and integrate with their new life in the Netherlands and at the University of Twente. After registering for this programme as an international arriving student, you get matched to either a Dutch student or another international student that has been has been living in the Netherlands for more than 6 months. This student will be your “buddy” for the edition lasting six months. Throughout the edition, activities are organised by the board of this committee which includes events with aim of getting familiar with the Dutch culture, visiting Dutch cities, exchanging cultures, playing games and enjoying some typical Dutch winter events. While most of the events are free of charge we may sometimes require a small fee for confirmation of your attendance. If you’re looking for a fun mixed international and Dutch environment on campus, feel free to sign up for for the September 2021 edition below. You will get matched to a buddy two weeks after the kick-in. Soon you will be invited to the first event of the Buddy Programme . Any questions about the buddy programme? Please contact buddy@union.utwente.nl.

Have you already registered for the program and are having trouble contacting your buddy? No worries, we are here for you!

We also organise this years pick-up service! Will you be flying to the Netherlands this summer? Sign-up bellow and we will pick you up.