As far as we do not want our Erasmus students to feel lost at the beginning of their Erasmus period (and of course also during all this time), all sections of ESN Slovakia provide a program called "Buddy System".

The main aim of Buddy System is getting in touch pairs of one Slovak and one exchange student. Buddies are usually recruited from home students either coming home from their Erasmus (if their do not want to lose the Erasmus spirit), or thinking about going to Erasmus (if they want to experience international atmosphere right at their home University and get ready for Erasmus life).

Buddies´ job is usually to pick up "their" exchange students upon arrival to the city, to take them to the dormitory and help them to arrange all the formalities at official places (International Relations Office, Police, Hospital, ...).

For sure, being a Buddy does not mean only boring officialities but also a lot of fun, meeting new people, improving labguage skills and exploring foreign cultures right in your hometown!