NB. Every semester, we receive a huge amount of applications from international students interested in joining the Buddy program. Thus, getting a local Buddy is in high demand; if you're not interested in meeting up with a local Buddy, please do not sign up so as not to to take available spots from other international students. Thank you!

Why should you get a Buddy?
ESN Bergen would like you to get the best semester/year as an exchange student here in Bergen. Knowing from our own exchange experiences, getting to know local students or a new country can be challenging. Signing up for a Buddy or joining a Buddy Group will hopefully give you the opportunity to meet someone that can guide you on the Norwegian society and its ways, and meet new people that will add to your exchange here in Bergen. It's a great way to learn about the Norwegian culture, maybe learn some new phrases in Norwegian, and to foster new friendships in a foreign country!

What do ESN Bergen expect from our Buddies?
It will be up to you and your Buddy/Buddies to decide what you want to do and when to meet. However, we do expect the local Buddies to take initiative to at least four meetings during one semester. ESN and Buddy Bergen will host many events every month that you can attend with your Buddy. In addition, we encourage the Buddies to introduce you to other Norwegian students.

Registration (the registration for Spring semester TBA)

→ Buddy Pair (CLOSED)

In a Buddy Pair, you are matched up with one local student. In the registration sheet, you will be filling out information about yourself and your interests, which will then be used in the matching process to find the best possible fit.

→ Buddy Group (CLOSED)

For those that thrive more in a group setting, Buddy Bergen offers an alternative option, the Buddy Group. In the Buddy Group, you are put together in a group with several other local and international students. 


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