Let's get BuSy!!
Want to be part of the coolest and most international community in your University? The "Buddy System" (BuSy) is what you are looking for!
What is the Buddy System
The BuSy is a program promoted by ESN Trieste in cooperation with University of Trieste (UNITS) by which incoming exchange students are matched with students of the University of Trieste. The purpose of the Buddy program is not only to assist exchange students with practical matters regarding their settlement in the new country. It mainly aims at facilitating integration in the Italian academic life and the Italian student community.
The Buddy program is, above all, a great opportunity to make new friends from other parts of the world and to create long lasting intercultural friendships! In the framework of the program, the Buddy gets the opportunity to practice a foreign language, get acquainted with different cultures, develop his/her social skills; the buddy also gets the chance to participate to sponsored social events to meet his/her fellow Buddies and to participate to the exclusive ESN Trieste events (trips, visits to special places of Trieste, parties and the famous Speed Meeting!).
Who is the Buddy
Buddies are motivated students from UNITS, who sign up to provide a friendly support to a foreign student. The candidate profiles of Buddy students are many: previous exchange students willing to continue the international experience they had while abroad are natural candidates, but also other Italian students who are currently contemplating the idea of applying for an exchange program or simply curious about international life!
Furthermore, the many international students who have been around for one semester or more, for sure have precious tips about how to survive in Trieste to share with new incoming students: they also are natural candidates to become Buddies!
How can a Buddy help me?
The ‘buddy’ carries out a very important piece of work in connection with the integration of the international students at Trieste University. In fact, by participating to the BuSy program, each international student will have the chance to deeply get to know the Italian culture and its life-style. Also, every exchange student will be provided with smart and practical suggestions on how to survive as a student in a new environment.
Think for example at bus lines, where to find cheap prices in supermarkets, addresses of each faculty and how to get there, party places, nearby locations to visit and many other practical matters such as registration with local authorities, banks, etc..
How can I join BuSy?
If you want to get your buddy, click on the following button and register on our platform Papaya to request your Italian “friend”: Papaya
If you have doubts or questions, don’t hesitate, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an international student or a Buddy? Join our Facebook Group Erasmus Trieste 2019/2020 - ESN Trieste Official Group to get to know our next events and trips!
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