Join the Buddy Program
We hope you will consider being a Buddy to an incoming exchange student! The Buddy Program helps incoming international exchange students prepare for their arrival in Madison and feel at home during their stay at UW-Madison.
The basic requirements for your participation are:
- willingness to assist an incoming student
- ability to help your buddy get from the airport to campus (either provide information or provide a ride)
- several hours during your buddy’s first days in Madison to get him/her settled.
After that, we encourage you to remain in contact with your buddy throughout the semester and answer questions about academics, things to do and life in the U.S. For more information about being a Buddy, please contact International Programs.