Study Abroad Buddies

What is the Buddy Scheme?

The Buddy Scheme matches current outbound study abroad students with students who have previously participated in a Study Abroad programme.

What are the benefits?

As your Buddy will have already studied abroad they will have an abundance of useful hints and tips. For example, they will be able to assist you with the following;

  • How to plan your Study Abroad experience
  • Tips on making the most of your time abroad
  • Travel tips and how to make friends abroad
  • And more!

How do I request a Buddy?

If you think the Buddy Scheme sounds great and would like to request a Buddy, you can indicate this in your application on Mobility Online by selecting ‘yes’ the following question:

Image of Buddy question on Mobility Online application portal

If you have already completed your Mobility Online application but didn’t click ‘yes’ – please don’t worry! You can also request a Buddy by sending an e-mail to:

Become a buddy

Are you a UoL student who has studied abroad and loved the experience? Would you now like to help a future study abroad student with your top tips?

If your answer is ‘yes!’ then the Study Abroad Team needs you! 

The Buddy program is a brilliant way to pass on your experience and be an active part of the international community on Campus.

To apply to become a Buddy, complete these two simple steps:

  1. Complete this short application
  2. Attend a webinar training session (these take place in August or December, you will receive an invitation once you have completed your application)

Once you have completed these steps, the Study Abroad Team will contact you with the details of your new Buddy!