Buddy testimonials

You are spending your time abroad in Brussels? Have you heard about the Buddy system at VUB? Join the Buddy system that is provided by ESN VUB EhB Brussels in collaboration with the International Relations and Mobility Office. Meet new people and have a great experience together!

Already convinced? Apply via the website http://esnvubehb.org or send a mail to the Buddy Coordinator at buddy [at] esnvubehb [dot] org

Read the testimonials of Nicki, Alekos and Raúl.

Nicki, Buddy

Hello, I'm Nicki Taeymans from Switzerland. I’m studying Communication Sciences and I’ve been a volunteer for the buddy system at our university.

I decided to join the buddy system because I like to meet new people, especially international people. I also love showing new students around the campus or the city. 

Being a buddy gave me the opportunity to share some tips and tricks to get the most out of the students’ experiences in Belgium.  

I am very happy that I was a volunteer, I had such a good experience. In September I’ll be going on Erasmus to Madrid and I’ll definitely look for a similar buddy system. The atmosphere is truly amazing and the activities are fun!

Alekos, international student

Hello, my name is Alekos Camino and I am Spanish. This year I’ve studied English language at the VUB, this made me acquainted with the university, and I have had a buddy.

My buddy offered me help and a closer view on Belgium's student life. I enjoyed the group parties the most, talking in an international environment, international food day, etc.

I will miss many of the new friends I have made here and the ESN group members.

Raúl, international student

¡Hola! I am Raúl Chamorro from Barcelona.

I was an Erasmus student in Computer Sciences during the second semester. I’ve had a really good time in Brussels. I was lucky and my buddies were AWESOME!

They helped me a lot, showing around the city and the VUB, and we had a great time together :) I will miss them and the mitraillette!!