The Buddy Program

Wageningen is a small town where people from all over the world come together. Would you like to experience this side of the student life? Become a Buddy Mentor in our Buddy Program! You will be helping new students experience Wageningen will make your semester one that you will never forget!

A Buddy Family consists of 2 or 3 enthusiastic Buddy Mentors and approximately 10-15 international, newly arriving students. As a Buddy Mentor you will the international students feel at home in Wageningen and show them around in our lovely town. Together you can do lots of activities for at least 1 semester. Thanks to you they will make new friends from the start and they will not be lost in their new environment. Next to this you will have a great time, make new friends, experience new cultures and practice your English!

IxESN offers special benefits to Buddy Mentors and Buddy Families. As a Buddy Mentor you get one year free membership from IxESN, and IxESN organises multiple buddy activities in which you thus can participate!

So, how do I become a Buddy Mentor?

You can become a Buddy Mentor during period 3 or 4, and with both you can join the Winter AID. The Winter AID takes place from the 11th to the 16th of February and Buddy Mentors participate for free. It is smaller than the Summer AID in amount of people, but that gives it a more intimate and cosy vibe. However, similar to the Summer AID it is a week full of great activities and experiences!

If your Buddy Family starts in period 3, the Winter AID is a great week to get to know each other even better. If you start in period 4 then this is the perfect introduction week.

You can fill in this form to become a Buddy Mentor.

If you wish to have more information or you are left with any questions about the Buddy Program email: