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Buddy programme

Join our International Buddy Programme. Your buddy will be a friendly face, show you around campus, and help you adjust to Kiwi culture and university life.

Our Buddy Programme pairs you up with a current student, who will:

  • get in touch with you by email either before you arrive or soon after you arrive
  • meet you at the University and show you around campus
  • share information about university life
  • help you get used to local customs and living in Wellington.

You will be part of a larger network of international and domestic students who all meet up at fun, free events run by the International Buddy Programme. It’s a great opportunity to connect with students from around the globe, share your own culture and experiences, and learn about others.

When I came to this new environment, the International Buddy Programme provided a good platform to meet many friends from different backgrounds.
Global Management student Qiuyue Liu

Quiyue Liu,

Master of Global Management

If you have any questions or concerns about the programme, email the International Buddy Programme coordinator at