What does the Buddy Committee do?
The Buddy Committee is responsible for promoting the Buddy Program and organizing events for buddies.
Our events are alcohol-free and usually directed to the local students and their buddies. Some examples of the events the Buddy Committee has organized are Meet and Greet (the new name for Buddy Mingle), Amazing Race (in co-operation with EHVS), Game afternoon, The best buddy of the semester (during the Goodbye Dinner), Christmas Mingle and many others!
Every semester, we will organize an event in co-operation with the international committee of EHVS, the economics students’ organization here at campus.
Working in the committee
Rebecca Höwing and Erik Tyni have been in the Buddy Committee. Here's what they have to say about the committee:
"Being a part of the Buddy Committee is really like getting a second family. The committee is in charge of planning events that are for the buddy and the exchange student to get together, have fun and get to know each other, and others! Most of our exchanges students think that having a buddy is great, so we are there to make sure they will have the best time possible together! [...] So join the Buddy Committee if you love to meet new and interesting people and being a part of when they become ‘Friends forever.’" — Rebecca
"We have meetings twice a month (usually at Tufvan). The meetings are of informal character and last for usually appox. one hour. [...] It’s fun to be in the BC, it’s both exciting and relaxed at the same time, we’re a group of people that have fun, and wants to help the international students to connect with more local students. So you can say that this committee is the bridge between the international students." — Erik
To join the committee, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every semester, the committee organizes a cheap event where buddies can meet each other and play together.
The Budy Committee usually organizes non-alcoholic event throughout the semester. In fall 2013, they showed a football match between Germany and Sweden in a room of the university: