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.

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 Winter semester 2020, you must register before February 2nd. The pairing will start on December 16th.

The registrations for the Fall semester are now closed.

For the Fall semester 2019, you must register before September 22nd at noon. The pairing will start on August 15th.

For the Winter semester 2019, you must register before February 3rd. The pairing will start on December 17th.

The registrations for the winter 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.

Registration form for becoming a buddy

418 656-2131, poste 404791