Buddy Program

Facilitating Student Integration

The Buddy program pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals. Buddies can also offer linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at McGill. Now in its 27th year, the Buddy Program has helped thousands of international students - more than 900 last year - settle into McGill and Montreal.

Request a buddy here
Apply to be a Buddy Volunteer here

International Buddy Program
3600 McTavish, Suite 4400
Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2
Email us: international.buddy [at] mcgill.ca
More information: https://www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/pre-arrival/buddy-program



Student Life Ambassador Program

Run by the First-Year Office, the Student Life Ambassador Program pairs senior student "Ambassadors" with new Canadian students to help them navigate their first year of study at McGill. Ambassadors are a wealth of experience and information and are happy to show you the ropes of McGill’s academic and social life.


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