Become an iBuddy

Would you like to get to know new international first-year students and help them integrate in the Netherlands? Would you like to share with them your experience about living and studying in Rotterdam?

Then apply to become an iBuddy! As an iBuddy you will get assigned approximately 3 international students for whom you will be the first friend in the Netherlands. You will be there for them to answer any questions they may have about the university, Rotterdam, housing and more. However, your most important task is to simply make them feel welcome in Rotterdam!

Besides, you can take part in a couple of events specifically organised for the participants of the programme. A social drink will be held on Thursday 25 August and a dinner with the whole group will take place later during the year.

You can apply until Friday 17 June, 23:59, by submitting your CV and answering a few short questions. We will then notify you latest on the 22 June whether you have been selected.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them by sending an email to