Become an iBuddy!

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

Then apply to become an iBuddy! As an iBuddy, you will be assigned approximately 3 international students, for whom you will be the first friend in the Netherlands. You will be there 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 fun event specifically organised for the participants. A social drink will be held on Thursday, 29 August.

You can apply by answering a few short questions by Monday, July 15th, 23:58. We will then notify you, at the latest on July 17th, whether you have been selected.

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