The LSU Buddy Program will match incoming international exchange students with LSU students who have studied abroad. Prior to the beginning of each semester at LSU, the LSU buddy program will send an email to returning students and incoming international exchange students asking for their voluntary participation in the program.
The Buddy Program provides LSU students who have studied abroad the opportunity to retain contact with their host culture or discover a new culture, the opportunity to continue to practice language skills learned abroad (if applicable) and to help a fellow student who is experiencing the same challenges experienced by LSU students who studied abroad. Specifically, the aims include:
Ultimately, the goal of the Buddy Program is the establishment of international friendships and the creation of a supportive, informal network for students and we hope that you will participate!
The Buddy Program provides personal support to incoming international exchange students to compliment the administrative support offered by the staff of Academic Programs Abroad and International Services. The program offers a more personalized source of help for international exchange students studying at LSU. Specifically, the goals include: