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Join the Buddy System UA

The University of Angers has implemented a student mentoring program for international and local students, called the Buddy System UA. This programme aims to promote intercultural awareness and the integration of international students arriving at the UA.

How does it work?

When you sign up for this programme as an international student (Buddy), the University of Angers will put you in contact with a local student (Buddy Mentor), who will be able to pick you up upon your arrival (at the train station), answer any questions you might have, help you with certain formalities, help you experience the local culture, and discover the campuses and the city.

Every month, as a Buddy, you can take part in events organised by the university in close collaboration with our partner student association AEGEE Angers. To know the event dates, please consult our event calendar.

To sign up for this programme, please download and read the Buddy Agreement and then register online as soon as possible on the platform Buddy System.

If you wish for a Buddy mentor to pick you up at your arrival, please sign up well in advance, so the mentor has time to clear his/her schedule.



Message from the Vice president

Peer mentoring is part of the UA’s initiatives to improve the welcome upon arrival of new international students at the university.
The general idea is to create tandems of local students who are familiar with the UA and international students arriving at the UA, which will promote interculturalism and multiculturalism on our campuses.
These students will learn from each other and the International Students Department commits to support and animate this mutual learning process.
Funded by Bienvenue en France seed funds, this mentorship programme draws on a partnership between the UA and the Erasmus Student Network France (ESN).
Choose UA!

Françoise Grolleau
Vice President for International Affairs

Important informationComplete your Buddy profile

The better we know you, the easier it is to find a suitable Buddy mentor !

It is important complete your profile as much as possible with:

  • full name
  • contact information 
  • semester(s)
  • gender / age
  • languages / hobbies
  • motivation
  • campus and faculty (in the commentary)

Still have questions?

Contact us at:

buddysystem @

Pôle mobilité entrante
La Passerelle
Campus Belle-Beille
2 rue Lakanal
49000 Angers

Download the Buddy System UA Agreement

Download and read the Buddy Agreement to understand what each party commits to!

Buddy Events

We will invite you to a Buddy event each month. To know the events, please see our event calendar: