Apply for a Dutch/International Buddy for the academic year 2020-2021!

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 (or the board of ESN VU Amsterdam).

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 mentor group or with other mentor groups. 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

Would you like to be assigned to a buddy? Sign up HERE.