Becoming a Buddy

You can apply to become a buddy if:
  • You are an Université Laval student and you have completed at least one semester
  • You are interested in other cultures and you would like to be involved in an intercultural project
  • You want to help a new student deal with culture shock
  • You are fluent in french

We ask student buddies to make themselves available a few hours a week during the first few weeks of the semester to help their partner get settled in and get to know the campus and the city.

You must respect the government health recommendations. Since the situation is constantly evolving, we invite you to consult the COVID-19 page of Laval University to stay up to date. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the health situation in the Capitale-Nationale region through the COVID-19 alert levels map and to follow the measures in place.

As far as possible, students will be matched in accordance with the preferences they provide on their registration form. Buddies must attend a training session before they begin.

What you gain from the experience:

    • A rewarding encounter with people from other culture
    • A useful opportunity to prepare for your own international studies or internship project
    • A way to act locally and think globally
    • Enhanced awareness of intercultural and international issues
    • International experience for your résumé
    • A certificate of participation

For the Fall semester 2021, you must register before November 1st. The pairing will start on August 16th.


The registrations for the Fall semester are now closed.



The registration form is available only in french, in order to evaluate the ability of our student buddies to speak french.

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Registration form for becoming a buddy

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418 656-2131, poste 404791