International Buddy Scheme

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What is it?
The Students’ Union have teamed up with peer mentoring to create The International Buddy Scheme! We pair up current UK students with international students as a friendly contact & for English practice to help our international students get the most out of their time in the UK, as well as making some lifelong friendships with students from across the globe!  

Why should you get involved?

Whether you’re a UK student ready to impart your wisdom, a bright eyed & bushy tailed international student, or are just interested in learning about other cultures and meeting new people, there’s a way you can get involved. You can keep in touch in any way you feel comfortable, regular meet ups, phone, or even just over email! We also hold trips and meet ups throughout the year, so you have the chance to keep in touch with everyone. You don’t even have to be paired up with someone to attend these!

How to get involved?
To sign up, you just need to fill out a quick FORM so we know what you’re looking for, or if you have any questions, drop Safa an email: union.vpw@aston.ac.uk. You will need to attend a training session where you will get paired up with your buddy, and we will keep in touch throughout the year. Watch this space for our calendar of events!