What is MyBuddy?

At MyBuddy we believe each exchange student should have a unique experience at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. There are numerous questions that arise when you encounter new and unfamiliar surroundings, and this is why we believe it is important to have a “Buddy”. A “Buddy” is a friend and mentor, who will help you to get a smooth start in Maastricht, give you advice on both academic and social matters and ensure that your experience will be an unforgettable one. “Buddies” are student volunteers of our very own SBE keen to meet and greet their fellow international students.

MyBuddy for regular students:

You, as a regular student, get the chance to be part of a trully international program that allows you to get to know our incoming exchange students at the SBE and build new friendships all over the world. 

What's in it for you?

You can get an insight into a culture you are interested in by meeting international students

Step outside your comfort zone of only meeting with your close group of regular friends and meet new international friends. 

Meet exchange students from our partner universities that can help you get a true insight into what it is really like and help you make a choice for your semester abroad and give you tips and tricks

You can practice a language you once learned but never had the chance to practice with a native speaker.

You can come to all of our events, such as karaoke,pubcrawl,dinners, get-togethers,.. free of charge

Opportunity to help an exchange-student have an amazing time in Maastricht




My Buddy for exchange students:

Your exchange semester abroad is supposed to be the best time of your life and MyBuddy is here to help you achieve this goals! A regular student (Buddy) from the SBE will be glad to mentor you during your stay in Maastricht and facilitate your integration to make your exchange-semester an unforgettable one! It will be their pleasure to guide, advice and support you!

What's in it for you?

Unique life experience for exchange students: make it a blast!

Experience Maastricht student life through the eyes of a regular student

Expand your network by meeting both exchange and regular students

Be part of the MyBuddy "community", which provides a base for cultural, academic and social exchange between students from diverse backgrounds

Build real friendships worldwide

Get all the inside tips about Maastricht from a regular student

Get help with finding a good accommodation before your arrival

Discover all the must-see and go to places

Find out about all the social events and parties through your buddy





When will I know who my buddy is?

You will get an e-mail from the committee soon about further information.

Who contacts whom?

Your Buddy will contact you prior to your arrival at Maastricht. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our External.

We look forward to meeting you soon!