The University of Antwerp yearly hosts international Global South students, researchers and staff from Asia, Africa and Latin-America. To give incoming students, researchers and staff a warm welcome and give them a feel of the Belgian hospitality, the University foundation of Development Cooperation (USOS) is looking for hosts (students, researchers and Academic staff) at home in Belgium/Europe.
Studying in a new country is always a big challenge, especially in the beginning. Organizing housing, getting the papers and administration sorted out, finding your way throughout the city and at your new university campus… It’s often a stressful period. This without mentioning the whole new social network you have to build up, often not even leaving a minute of leisure time for relaxing activities. As an international incoming student, researcher or staff-member from the Global South, we invite you to participate in the Buddy project!