Hi!
Are you a student and would you like to help the new international students feel at home in Wageningen, especially in these hard times?
Do not look further, become a buddy mentor at ESN Wageningen! Start in the SummerAID or after and become a buddy mentor for 1 whole semester. As a buddy mentor you will guide a group (8-10 students) with a fellow buddy mentor. You will help the buddy kids to get used to the Dutch lifestyle and culture, by answering all their questions and doing activities together. For a short impression of the Buddy Program, you can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfQZHUYNyZ8
 

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But is this not a lot of work then? Of course not! Being a buddy mentor does not differ that much from being a buddy kid, as you are all students and around the same age. On top of that, ESN organizes a buddy family activity (e.g. lasergaming/murder mystery) every 2-3 weeks, which is cheaper or even free for you as buddy mentor! Besides this, we also have the Battle of the Buddy Families. Here you have to complete challenges (e.g. visit a Dutch city together) and in this way you compete with the other buddy families for amazing prizes (e.g. bowling/escape room for free with your whole buddy family)! Another benefit of becoming a buddy mentor is that you get a free ESN membership (worth €10,50).
Are you hesitating?
  • For the relatively ‘new’ Dutch/International students: if you have lived in Wageningen for half a year already, you should know enough to become a buddy mentor. So don’t hesitate to sign up and I am always available for questions!
  • For the Dutch students: As a Dutch student it is so much fun to sign up as a buddy mentor as you easily make friends from all over the world. It is really an enrichment of your student life!
If you want to have more information, feel free to email integration@esn-wageningen.nl.