Get a Buddy

Apply for a Dutch Buddy for the Spring semester 2017!

You are about to start your new adventure as a student in Amsterdam and every new adventure is filled with uncertainties and questions about what's to come. During your stay in Amsterdam these questions and uncertainties can be reduced by being able to contact a buddy.

We set up our own buddy program in collaboration with the VU International Office in which international students of the VU University are linked to a Dutch buddy. A buddy is there for all your questions and/or problems concerning your stay in Amsterdam. Your buddy will organize some events for you like group dinners with the other international students of his/her mentorgroup or with other mentorgroups. Having a buddy will get you in contact with other international and Dutch students and will make your stay in Amsterdam as comfortable as possible without any worries.

All exchange students have received a mail from the International Office about the sign up for the program. If you have any questions about the buddy program, please contact us at