• Application Deadline Spring Semester
    February 3rd
  • Application Deadline Fall Semester
    August 8th
  • Application Deadline Tandem
    March 6th


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.


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 HS 2021

Tina Web

Tina von Albertini

Gigi Web

Georgine Settelen

Jeronimo Web

Jeronimo Candrian

Simon Web

Simon Müller

Simona Web

Simona Piffaretti

Jakob Web

Jakub Witowski

Carla Web

Carla Reiss

Valerie Web

Valerie Bussard

Tandem Program
Valentin Web

Valentin Huber

Jessica Web

Jessica Jespersen

ESN Representative
BuddySystem Pictures

Patrick Harms Sole


Our Patron