International Buddy Programme

Our International Student Support team and Buddy Programme ensure you have a smooth transition to studying and living in New Zealand.

What is the International Buddy Programme?

The International Buddy Programme (IBP) is coordinated by the International Student Services Office (ISSO). The International Buddy Program was created for new international students as a way to help them transition into their new environment.

New international students are matched with a senior student who will be a friendly face, show them around campus and help adjust to kiwi culture and university life during their first trimester. It's a fantastic opportunity to socialise, meet students from around the world and share cultures and experiences.

Note: This programme is currently only available to enrolled students studying at our Hamilton Campus.

Contact us

International Student Services Office

0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528)