What is the Buddy Programme?
The Buddy Programme is one of the core activities of ESN CU Prague. The idea is to match international with local students at the beginning of the semester, and encourage them to meet, laugh, talk, listen, and participate in whatever activities they wish. By doing this, an important information resource is created for both parties; the international students get support and help and the locals have an opportunity to practise foreign languages.
How can my Buddy help me?
During the first days after your arrival, your Buddy should be there for you to answer any questions you might have regarding your studies or your stay in Prague in general. He/she will explain how public transport works and give you some tips on where to go and what to see. After that, it is all up to you, but the Buddy Programme is known for making great friendships happen!
(Please note that being a Buddy is not a job. All of our Buddies are volunteers.)
How can I get a Buddy?
To get a Buddy, you need to register for our Buddy Programme at the Broaddy web application. We highly recommend writing something about yourself in the form as it increases your chances to get a Buddy. Once you register, your profile will be listed in our database from which our local students choose their buddies. You can view your profile and make changes anytime you want. When one of the local students chooses you, you receive an email with his/her contact information. You should contact one another as soon as possible.
Sometimes, the selection process takes a while. The sooner you sign up, the higher chance you have to get a Buddy before your arrival. We are trying our best to find buddy for everyone, however, it is not always possible and sometimes it takes time, as all our buddies are volunteers. Therefore we would like to ask you to be patient.
Buddy Programme is open to all exchange students at Charles University. ESN CU is responsible for its organization at following faculties:
Faculty of Social Sciences - in case of questions regarding buddy programme, please contact our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org