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.

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 (schedule to come).

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
    • A certificate of participation
    • International experience for your résumé

For the Winter semester 2024, you must register before January, 26. The pairing will start on December, 11 2023.


Registration forms will be available as from December, 4 for the 2024 Winter semester.

The registrations for the Winter semester are now closed.

Registration forms will be available as from July 17th for the fall semester.

Thank you for your interest in the Student Buddy Program!



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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