Moving to an unknown city in a new country can be an exciting, yet daunting prospect. You may not know anyone there and you may fear that it will be difficult understanding and navigating the customs of the country.

In order to make our international students’ stay in Brussels as good as possible, ESN VUB EhB has set up together with both VUB and EhB a buddy program!

A buddy is someone who wants to help international students feel welcome and get settled in their new environment. Through the Buddy program, international students can sign up to become part of a buddy group before their arrival in Brussels. Once here, you will meet your buddies and the other international students in your buddy group. The buddies can help you feel at home in Brussels and at the VUB, they can participate in various activities with you, and help you settle and build a social network.
 
In order to be assigned a buddy, you have to fill in this official Buddy Program Form before Thursday, September 14th.

Please note that there may not be enough buddies for all the international students who sign up, therefore, filling out this form unfortunately does not mean you are guaranteed a buddy.