DIS Buddy Network Meeting Young Danes
If you have ever wondered how the life of a young person in Europe differs from yours and would like to experience it first hand, then the buddy program is ideal.
How does the program work?
A buddy network consists of 8 young Copenhageners and 8 of your peers from DIS. Your network will be administered by a college aged Copenhagener who is in charge of the social budget, which gives you the means to arrange events together.
Who are the buddies?
The buddies are volunteers aged 18-27. They live in the greater Copenhagen area, and they have signed up to hang out with you. Some of them plan to study abroad in the U.S. and would like to learn about the college system while establishing a social network before leaving. Some are taking a degree in American politics and society, and some are just interested in making a new friend.
Who can sign up for the Program?
All students can sign up for the program, but students living in DIS Residential Communities will have first priority due to the limited level of interaction with Danes in their housing. Thereafter it is first come, first served.
If DIS is unable to immediately place you in a Buddy Network due to the limited number of buddies, your name will, of course, be placed on a waiting list.
How do you sign up?
You can sign up for the DIS Buddy Network as a part of the DIS online registration. You are placed in a network based on the information provided in your application, so make sure that it reflects your interests and expectations.
By joining the DIS Buddy Network you will have the chance to:
- Learn what young people in Denmark do for fun
- Discover how to have fun while on a budget
- Share your culture
- Learn about Denmark as young locals know it