BuddySystem

  • Application Deadline Fall Semester
    August 7
  • Application Spring Semester
    January 22
  • Application Deadline Tandem
    September 23

BuddySystem

The BuddySystem’s aim is to integrate and involve each semester’s exchange students at the University of St. Gallen as quickly as possible. We organize several social events for the exchange students so they get to know each other and the local students. Besides social contacts the key aspect of the BuddySystem is providing the exchange students with advice and help when adapting to life in Switzerland. We therefore offer the opportunity for exchange students to be assigned with a local Buddy who helps them getting used to the university’s requirements, the city and the people. Great friendships can develop that way and we enjoy meeting new exchange students from all over the world each semester. For questions contact us at: buddysystem@shsg.ch

What we do

Buddy Matching

We offer each incoming exchange student the opportunity to be assigned to a local Buddy who will help them settle in and will answer any questions the exchange students may have about the city, the university or any other aspect of life in St. Gallen.

Events

We organize various social events such as our legendary fondue nights, an international dinner, pub crawls, skiing weekends and city trips during the orientation week and throughout the entire semester, where you can get to know your fellow exchangees as well as local students.

Language Tandem

The Tandem program brings local and exchange students together to improve their language skills. A student teaches you his/her native language and in exchange you teach him/her yours. You decide when, where and how often you meet!

The BuddySystem Team SS 2022

Jeronimo

Jeronimo Candrian

Chairman
Simona

Simona Piffaretti

Head of Events
Lea

Lea Vetsch

Events
Lisa

Lisa Prader

Events
Dibran

Dibran Dibrani

Events
Fiona

Fiona Rast

Sponsoring
Dominik

Dominik Müller

Marketing
Patrick

Patrick Harms Sole

Matching & Tandem Program
Seraina

Seraina Kratzer

Finance
Jessica

Jessica Jespersen

ESN Representative

Our Patron