Are you interested in meeting new people from different cultures? Do you want to increase your chances of getting a place at another university abroad later on? Or do you want to improve your language skills? Then the Buddy Programme is for you!
The mission of the International Buddy Programme is:
Studying in a new country and experiencing a new culture can be very exciting but it can also bring lots of challenges. International students are often for the first time away from home, their friends and family. Varndean International Buddy Programme has been created to help bridge the gap and make the experience of our international students in the UK and at Varndean a pleasant and successful one.
We encourage and support
Individual connections between current students and new international students
What can new internationalstudent expect from the international buddy programme?
Connect with a current student by email before arriving
Find a familiar face around college on the first days in college
A helping hand to navigate the college and systems
If you would like a buddy please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the International Office.
Please return your appplication form to the International Office or email us at email@example.com
What exactly is expected of me?
How many students will I be buddying?
Will they be doing the same subjects as me?
When will I know who am I buddying?
What do I do then?
What happens next?
Where should we meet?
How many times will we meet?
Am I expected to become a real friend for the students I am buddying?
What is the main difference between being a Buddy and a mentor
You can really benefit from being a Buddy and helping new students.
Through the scheme you will develop invaluable skills and confidence, you’ll also be able share your experiences and knowledge for surviving student life and making the most of your time at College
You will also receive: