Buddies are students from the universities who welcome international students and help them throughout their mobility period. Their task starts before the students arrive: they answer questions concerning finding a place to live, getting around the city, choosing the best suitable courses, helping in enrolment to the Faculty etc.
The first few weeks said to be the hardest for foreign students, facing a different country, unknown language and new habits, not to mention the different education system. That is why the student buddy system exists. On the other hand, having this enthusiastic student circle may come in useful in making friends in the local student community.