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Buddy Program

As a new exchange student, you have opportunity to connect with a current Dalhousie student who can provide guidance during your transition to life at Dalhousie.

The Buddy Program pairs new exchange students with current Dalhousie students who will provide a helping hand and friendly face. The goal is to help you with your transition to life in Halifax, and to promote active involvement  in the Dalhousie community.

After you apply to the Buddy Program you can anticipate the following:

  • You will receive email communication bi-weekly from a current Dalhousie student
  • Tour the Dalhousie campus with your Buddy and learn about important support services upon your arrival
  • Meet with your Buddy every month
  • Join group events throughout the semester with other new exchange students and other current Dalhousie students.

Your commitment is important to our program’s success. Please ensure you are responsive to your Buddy’s communications.

Incoming exchange student buddy application form

Current Dalhousie student buddy application form