Buddy Network

Get a buddy

The Buddy Network at AAU CPH is a service, which helps new international students settle into their new environment. A buddy is a current AAU CPH student who, on a voluntary basis, functions as a contact person for a group of new international students. 

Your buddy is allocated to you and you will meet him or her at the International Welcome Day. At campus in Copenhagen you are automatically assigned the Buddy Network. If you don´t want to have a Buddy assigned, please let us know at buddynetwork@cph.aau.dk.

Your buddy can give you advice regarding studying at AAU CPH and provide you with insight into the daily life at AAU CPH. He/she can also assist you with practical matters, for example by answering questions about life in Copenhagen and Denmark.

Furthermore, it will be possible to join your Buddy and other from the Buddy Network at events, such as coffee at the coffeespot or a drink at the friday bar.


If you have any questions regarding the Buddy Network at AAU CPH please send an email
to buddynetwork@cph.aau.dk

Be a buddy

As a Buddy, you will get valuable experiences for your CV, such as training your English, gain insight in other cultures, organizing small groups and supporting people. You will also receive a certificate for your effort - but most importantly you will expand your network with international friends.

Read more about a former Buddy’s experience here:



Become a Buddy, if you want to get new friends from all over the world, expand your network and put your English skills to the test. That is the advice from Charlotte Skjoldager, who has been a buddy for a group of new international students.

- I wanted to engage myself in to social life at AAU CPH and meet new people. And then I wanted to train my English, before I went abroad myself for a semester. It was a very good decision, Charlotte says.

- We played board games, went to cafees and museums, we ate smørrebrød together and made the Danish national dish together. I also helped out by translating inquiry forms into Danish and explained how to buy a secondhand bike. I drank beer with them at the Friday bar and ate cookies with them at the Coffeespot. To be a Buddy is not a job, it is to create a network of kind and engaged fellow students, who in return will invite you to “Korean”-evening and who always want to do something during the week.

Friends for life

Overall it has been a positive experience for Charlotte to be a Buddy.

- I have made friends for life. To be Buddy is not a voluntary “job”. It is a possibility to meet new friends, who are also very open towards getting new friends. The international students at Aalborg University, who I have met through the Buddy Network, have expanded my cultural horizon. I can only recommend to step outside your normal social routines and help others to have a nice time at AAU CPH and in Denmark. Charlotte adds that as an extra bonus she now has a couch to crash on in South Korea, Germany, Czezh Republic and Washington.

Become a Buddy

Do you want to become a Buddy? Read more and register for the Buddy Network here.

Want to be a buddy?

If you would like to be a buddy for new international students please join the Buddy Network crew.

Sign up here