International Buddy Program

International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program is a student organization made up of U-M students who strive to help first year international and exchange students in the College of Engineering acclimate to Michigan life. 

The mission of the International Buddy Program is:

  • To help acclimate incoming international students to their new UM surroundings
  • To foster a sense of community among CoE students and international students 
  • To give CoE students a leadership opportunity to develop a more global perspective and learn about another culture
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Information about the student organization:

Members will be arranged into small groups, consisting of 2-3 University of Michigan students and 4-8 international students, forming international “families”. 

 

“It was helpful to know someone who knew Ann Arbor and could help me get oriented.” – student from France

“My buddy picked me up when I arrived and took me to buy many necessary things. He also took me to watch a football game.” – student from China

View more quotes from International Students

See Photos from this year’s Welcome Reception

Connect with the International Buddy Program on Facebook and Maize Pages to stay updated with the latest events and information!

Questions? Contact the International Buddy Program leadership