WHAT IS THE BUDDY PROGRAM?
It is a program developed by the Service of International Relations in order to help exchange students integrate socially and academically at the Miguel Hern├índez┬áUniversity of Elche.
The main intention with this program is to ensure┬áthat all new international students receive assistance┬áand feedback from┬áMiguel Hern├índez┬áUniversity students before, during, and after their arrival┬áin Spain. Another positive side to the┬áBuddy Program is that it gives you (Spanish students or continuing international students) the opportunity to meet new people and to help them explore the city, to make new friends, and help them with everything that you needed to discover when you came┬áhere. This can also be a great opportunity to practice languages.
– Integration of exchange students at the university.
– Assist┬áexchange students adjust to Spanish social and academic life.
– Enrichment of foreign language proficiency for┬áboth.
– Meet new people from different countries, practicing their language, learning about their customs and culture.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BECOME A BUDDY?
If you want to┬áhelp an exchange student, complete the application form and submit it to the Service of International Relations┬áor send it by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I┬áCERTIFY THAT I HAVE BEEN A BUDDY?
The Service of International Relations will request a report from┬áthe student who was┬áhelped by you.
Save the e-mails you exchange with your foreign student. These e-mails, along with the exchange student’s report, will serve to justify that you have been a buddy.