Buddy Program

Being a buddy is simple and fun! It means current Lindner students are willing to show a visiting international student around campus, help with any questions about textbook purchases, grocery shopping, sports, the malls, etc. In turn, you can learn a lot about the student's home country from this interaction. Even if you don't have a lot of time, you can still be involved.

As a buddy, you are invited to attend various social events with the exchange students: these may include a reception with faculty, a trip to Kings Island, a Reds game or a hockey game, and a farewell luncheon hosted by the College of Business.

The buddy system is one of the most important parts of our program with partner universities. Their students look forward to having someone they can count on for information, they feel supported, and they have an instant friend.


How to Become a Buddy

  • Applications to be a buddy are closed for Fall 2017.  Check back soon for Spring 2018 applications.
  • To learn more, contact Gwen Roemer at gwen.roemer@uc.edu