Get a Buddy to help you settle in and live an intercultural experience!

The UA Buddy System is a sponsorship program that allows local students to meet and help international students. It is a fantastic way for international students to have a more immersive cultural experience and for local students to learn about foreign cultures and customs.

By enrolling in the Buddy System, an international student can receive help from a local student upon arrival. For example, The Buddy can meet you when you arrive at the train station, accompany you to your accommodation, give you practical information about public transport, grocery shopping, the campus, or help with administrative formalities, or simply grab a cup of coffee from time to time.

Students who must apply for a visa to study in France, should not sign up for the Buddy System until they have obtained their visa.

How to become a Buddy?

Register on the platform

First contact with you Buddy Mentor

When you arrive in France

Keep in touch during the semester


Buddy Coordinator:

The International Office

La Passerelle
Campus Belle-Beille
2 rue Lakanal
49000 Angers
Tramway stop Belle-Beille Campus