Student Buddies

The International Student Buddies Program connects new international students with local students, it will help you to assist in transitioning your life in Medan (or, North Sumatra and Indonesia in general) and UNIMED. They provide a friendly face, helping hand, and first friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals. Buddies can also offer linguistic support, cultural guidance, and information about life at Unimed.

Buddies volunteers (Unimed local students) and new international students are paired on a rolling basis during the year, allowing new upcoming foreign students to be in touch with their buddies over the beginning of the semester. There is no hard deadline for signing up, although both volunteers and new students need to sign up before the term begins to ensure a smooth pairing.