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Buddy scheme for new international students!

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By coming to De Montfort University (DMU), students are embarking on an exciting and life-changing adventure, but may still need some help along the way. Coming to live in a new country is often exciting, though at first it can seem challenging or even a little stressful. Things can seem different from what you are used to in your own country, particularly if English is not your first language.

The aim of i-Buddies (our buddy scheme) is to match newly arrived international students with existing DMU students who have already been here for a year or more. We hope that the existing student Buddies will be able to help new arrivals to make new friends, learn about Leicester and settle into their new life in Leicester.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to befriend new international arrivals in September 2017.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to apply for the scheme you can complete our on-line application form

You can learn more about the scheme here or if you have any questions you can contact us directly at

If you will be coming to DMU as a new international student applications for places on the scheme will open in Autumn 2017. Check here again in September for more information on how to apply. 


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