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The buddy system

Give our new international students a warm welcome and expand your network at the same time

The buddy system at SDU Kolding consists of  Danish and international students across all study programmes, study levels and year groups. The purpose of the buddy system is to make sure that all international students are extended a warm welcome to our city, our campus and our culture.
The buddy system supports SDU’s strategy on creating attractive conditions for international students. The efforts of the buddies are considered to be of great value to the integration of international students, which SDU recognizes and appreciates.

We are welcoming international students once a year in connection with the September intake, but we sometimes also welcome a few in connection with the February intake. We are always on the look-out for more buddies and we appreciate the fact that our current students and new international students realise that the system is mutually beneficial.

If you have the time, the opportunity and the inclination to become a buddy for a small group of new international students, this is what you will get in return:

  • The possibility of developing your linguistic skills, intercultural understanding and international network
  • New friendships, new visions
  • The possibility of participating in international events
  • Sparring with Student Services and the other buddies
  • Various SDU merchandise
  • A buddy diploma to embellish your CV
  • A minor fee

The time spent is variable and completely adjusted to your obligations as a student. The most busy period of time is from the middle of August to the middle of September.

For more information, please contact Lone Møland Munch in room 21.57, phone +45 6550 1312, e-mail:

Lone Møland Munch, Student Services: What are the benefits of being a buddy to an international student?


SDU students: How did I benefit from being a buddy to an international student?


International students: How did I benefit from having a buddy?

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Last Updated 28.05.2022