International Student

The Buddy Program is a volunteer-based program that fosters relationships between upper-year students with newly admitted international and exchange students at the University of Ottawa. Each student who participates will gain valuable personal skills while also learning about different cultures.

As a newly admitted international/ exchange student, you will be matched with an upper-year uOttawa student who will be able to help you transition into living in Canada. You can benefit from their experiences as a current student as they are familiar with the university, city and Canadian culture and lifestyle.

The deadline to apply to participate in the Buddy Program for the fall session is August 25th. If you have any questions about the program, please email

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