Student Quotes

Quotes from International Students

International students were asked “What did the Buddy Program mean to you?”
Here’s what they said about the Buddy Program and the UM students who volunteered:

Buddy Pool

“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

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

“A chance to practice English.”
– Student from China

“Helped me to settle in at the beginning.”
– Student from China

Buddy Skate Night“I met a new friend!”
– Student from Hong Kong

“Took me shopping.”
– Student from China

“Helped me to learn about life here.”
– Student from China

“My buddy was an American and from Ann Arbor so she could help me with many little details and she introduced me to her friends.”
– Student from Spain

“Just to know that there was someone to help me at the beginning was great.”
– Student from France

Buddy Group“My buddy contacted me before I came to UM telling me some basic information about UM (study, working, recreation, etc).”
– Student from China

“I really appreciated my buddy picking me up at the airport.”
– Student from France

“Helped me to get familiar with the campus and surroundings.”
– Student from Germany

“He let me stay at his house and helped me find a place to live.”
– Student from France


Current UM Students please click to learn more and sign up online to volunteer.


Incoming International Students please click to sign up online.