Adjusting to a new cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. New international students at the University of Minnesota often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on campus. The International Buddy Program was created to ease the transition, with current U.S. and international undergraduate students helping new undergraduate students.
Individual connections between current students and new international students
Building a globally minded community
Peer support in finding ways to be actively involved on campus
What can new students expect for joining the International Buddy Program?
Connect with a current UMN student (mentor) before arriving
Get a personal tour of campus and resources
Explore cultural differences in studying and living at the University of Minnesota
Join large group events with other new international students and other current U.S. and international UMN students
Lots of FREE food and fun activities
International Buddy Program is FREE, FUN and held each semester for new international undergraduate students. All that is required is your commitment to the program!
New students: Click here for information on how to become a buddy
Current UMN students: Click here for information on how to become a mentor
International Student and Scholar Services 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School
| 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612) 626-7100 | Fax: (612) 626-7361 | firstname.lastname@example.org