Buddy Programme

The Buddy Programme aims to make the stay easier for foreign students coming to study at the Prague University of Economics and Business and to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Buddies look after foreign students, especially during the first few weeks of their stay. Buddies meet the arriving students at the airport or train station, help them with accommodation, show them the university, the city, give them practical advice, and introduce them to other students. A Buddy should also be a friend during a semester, i.e. someone to whom a foreign student can turn to at any time and ask for advice or help.

Why sign up for the Buddy Programme?

  • You will gain new friends and make contacts abroad.
  • You will be able to speak in a foreign language.
  • You will gain a new experience.
  • You can earn 10 points toward your selection procedure for the ERASMUS exchange programme.

More information can be found at https://buddynka.vse.cz/web/cs/home-cs/

Students of the Faculty of Management have two basic options of how to obtain these points:

  • Caring for foreign exchange students
  • Taking care of foreign students within the Short-term Study Programme

Students who choose to join the Buddy programme must be registered and undergo the selection process. The rules for students of the Faculty of Management are simplified and the following procedure should be followed:

  1. Inform the International Exchange Coordinator of your interest in joining the programme and the selection process when a call is issued.
  2. Attend a brief interview to discuss your expectations, previous experience and intentions to travel as an exchange student.
  3. Discuss the specific activities you want to carry out once in the role of a student Buddy.

The points granted for participation in the Buddy programme can be credited no later than one semester before the selection process. The points earned to date “do not lose their validity”. The points can be used at any time during the bachelor’s study while the points obtained during this study can be credited toward the master’s degree selection process even if the student has already participated in the exchange programme during the bachelor’s study.