Buddy Program

The Buddy Program (Amigo Universitário) aims to foster peer support and friendship among international students in mobility and UFPel volunteer students through intercultural actions. The goal is to welcome and integrate foreigners into the UFPel community and the community of Pelotas/RS.

The buddies help foreign students before their arrival in Pelotas and during their stay at UFPel with academic and bureaucratic affairs (such as documentation, enrollments, transportation to the campi, and language support) as well as with leisure and cultural guidance in the city of Pelotas.

The buddies and their international friends will benefit from the program by getting to know aspects of each other’s cultures while practicing an additional language. The program also contributes to the internationalization of UFPel.

To find out how to host an international student or to be hosted by a UFPel student, please request the Buddy Program Application Form by emailing criter.ufpel@gmail.com.