Welcome to the International Buddy Program Site

What is the Buddy Program?

International Buddy Program at UPEI

A new incoming international student is paired with a returning domestic or international student to be their buddy. These buddies share their personal experiences with new international students. The primary goal of the International Student Buddy Program is to provide assistance for a smooth transition to Canadian culture for new International Students. By assisting these new students with things such as adapting to a new country, culture and environment, and create a more relaxing and hospitable atmosphere for the new International Students.

Who can join?


Buddy can only be a new incoming international students or an international students who could not register for buddy program prior to the semester for any reason.

Buddy Volunteer:

Buddy volunteers can be any returning domestic or international students

When does it start?
Buddy program events take places every semester.

Please find the attached link to the International Buddy Program Handbook. It is a very useful link for buddy volunteers but buddies can also benefit from it.