The International Buddy Board at OsloMet
Meet the New International Buddy Board at OsloMet!
Get to know the new International Buddy Board and sign up as a buddy!
Who are you?
Hi, we are Emma, Sohlbin and Iris and we are an enthusiastic group of students who founded the International Buddy Board. You might not have heard of us, that’s because we are a very new board and we’ve started working only a few weeks ago. Our goal is to organize a buddy week for international students and make sure that new international students are given a warm welcome and easy access to their time in Oslo.
What are you doing to achieve that goal?
Well, we will organize the buddy week for international students in August and we aim to create the best buddy week ever! We’ve already started working on it and we have a lot of ideas and activities planned to give new international students the best possible start.
To be able to do this, we need a bunch of awesome people who want to sign up as buddies! We are recruiting buddies right now and we will provide a buddy course for them to prepare them as good as possible for their tasks; and there will also be goodie bags and T-Shirts for the buddies.
Your plans sound great, but why are you doing this?
We are all international students ourselves and we really enjoyed our own buddy week. We know how much it means to get a great welcome and be able to make new friends and have a lot of fun with them right at the beginning of our time in Oslo. Therefore we are big supporters of the buddy week and we saw opportunities and had ideas to make it an even better experience for new international students! So we got together and decided to get active. We want to be the voice of international students at OsloMet and create a week full of fun and social activities and give them a great start for their stay in Oslo.
When is this going to happen and can I be a part of it?
Yes, you can be a part of it! It’s great that you want to join, because we are still looking for buddies who want to work with us! Just sign up using the link below and we’re really looking forward to have you with us in August.
The buddy week takes place between 13th and 21st of August, but there will be a buddy course at the end of this semester to prepare you for being a buddy.
And if this isn’t enough and you want to join the board, you are very welcome to send us an e-mail and become a member of the International Buddy Board. Be sure, it’s going to be amazing!