The Buddy Program is an opportunity for current Saint Paul University students to establish one-on-one relationships with new international students and for international students to ease into the ways and customs of university life, hence facilitating adaptation and integration.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE BUDDY PROGRAM?
- Gain international experience and contacts
- Improve your language skills
- Build new friendships with Canadian students and other international students
- Learn more about different cultures
- Explore and discover the City of Ottawa
HOW DO I REGISTER?
To participate in the Buddy Program, simply complete the application form available on the student intranet, it can be used by both current SPU students looking to be matched with a new international student and for an international student looking to be matched with a current SPU student.
Once the form is sent to the International Office participants who have registered will be matched at the beginning of the session on the basis of their fields of study, interests and other preferences (as much as possible). You will be able to begin communicating with your buddy once you have received the confirmation email with their contact information.
If you have any additional questions about the Buddy Program, or if you are unable to complete the form online, please contact the International Office
We encourage you to invite your friends to participate in the Buddy Program!