The function of the mentor/buddy

Each year, Aarhus University welcomes more than 1000 exchange students from many different countries. Mentors/Buddies are responsible for a crucial part of receiving the international students. A mentor/buddy is an AU student from the program in which the foreign student is enrolled.

Arriving as an exchange student in a new place can be an overwhelming experience. However, with a mentor/buddy at Aarhus University, students are eased into their new study environment. The mentor/buddy is responsible for helping the international student with solving practical and administrative tasks related to their arrival.

At least as important is the fact that the mentors/buddies benefit from the contact with the foreign students and enjoy the experience of meeting other nationalities.

What to find on this webpage

The left menu of this page provides you with information about how to become a mentor/buddy, informational meetings and useful links. Furthermore, you can read and download our Mentor/Buddy Guide. Please click on the picture in the right sidebar for an e-brochure.