Are you a student and would you like to help the new international students feel at home in Wageningen, especially in these hard times?
Do not look further, become a buddy mentor at ESN Wageningen! Start in the SummerAID or after and become a buddy mentor for 1 whole semester. As a buddy mentor you will guide a group (8-10 students) with a fellow buddy mentor. You will help the buddy kids to get used to the Dutch lifestyle and culture, by answering all their questions and doing activities together. For a short impression of the Buddy Program, you can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfQZHUYNyZ8
But is this not a lot of work then? Of course not! Being a buddy mentor does not differ that much from being a buddy kid, as you are all students and around the same age. On top of that, ESN organizes a buddy family activity (e.g. lasergaming/murder mystery) every 2-3 weeks, which is cheaper or even free for you as buddy mentor! Besides this, we also have the Battle of the Buddy Families. Here you have to complete challenges (e.g. visit a Dutch city together) and in this way you compete with the other buddy families for amazing prizes (e.g. bowling/escape room for free with your whole buddy family)! Another benefit of becoming a buddy mentor is that you get a free ESN membership (worth €10,50).
Are you hesitating?
For the relatively ‘new’ Dutch/International students: if you have lived in Wageningen for half a year already, you should know enough to become a buddy mentor. So don’t hesitate to sign up and I am always available for questions!
For the Dutch students: As a Dutch student it is so much fun to sign up as a buddy mentor as you easily make friends from all over the world. It is really an enrichment of your student life!
Sign up via: https://tinyurl.com/ESNBuddyProgram2021-2022
If you want to have more information, feel free to email email@example.com.