We are relaunching the International Buddy Scheme project! Meet new people from all over the world, help new international students and use the Vygo app to answer questions for new international students.
The International Buddy Scheme is back!
With a new September semester around the corner, we are preparing for more international students to join us at Coventry University. By being an International Mentor and supporting International Buddies through the Buddy Scheme and Vygo platform, you can assist with a student as they take their steps through University life.
The International Buddy Scheme is here to provide in-person and digital activities to give student-to-student support for international students coming to Coventry University and CU Coventry. Throughout the year we will be running different events and activities for all involved. From cafes on campus to activities for students staying in Coventry during the academic breaks we want to make sure that all International Students feel supported on a peer-to-peer level. If you are not partnered with a student Buddy, you are still invited to take part in any of the activities that we run to help create great memories and meet international students!
... What is Vygo?
Through the CUSU Mentors Program we will be using the Vygo application to connect new students with mentors. Vygo is a digital platform that brings together different student communities at Coventry University. As a mentor you might be asked where the best places are in town to shop, how to use public transport or maybe helping a new student understand the buildings and acronyms associated with Coventry University. By becoming a mentor on the platform you can help answer new students questions, from your phone! You can also create group sessions and make plans with your buddy. We can help with any questions you can't answer and will provide full training so you feel ready to take on the role.
Why become an International Buddy Scheme Mentor?
As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to:
- Meet other students with similar interests, and help to develop lasting connections and a strong student community.
- Develop valuable employability skills including time management, effective planning, interpersonal skills and problem-solving.
- Play a key role in inspiring and supporting your fellow students, which is incredibly rewarding.
- You’ll also be eligible for a CUSU Leadership Award
- Join in on our activities throughout the year and meet students from all over the world!
If you're interested in joining the International Buddy Scheme click the link below or fill out the form. We will be in touch shortly with with more information about the activities and events.