WHO BUDDIES ARE: 

Buddies are [mainly] Russian students currently studying at HSE, who are voluntary helping international incoming students to get accustomed to life in Moscow and feel more confident in a new cultural and social environment. You receive a buddy upon your arrival and can request their help any time throughout your stay. 

WHAT BUDDIES DO: 

  • Meet you at the Aeroexpress station (not at the airport!);
  • Deliver you to your dormitory and help you with registration process; 
  • Provide you with general information (the infrastructure around dorm and campus buildings, useful apps, emergency telephone numbers, etc); 
  • Help you to deal with local documents and forms in Russian; 
  • Recommend you events and places in the city; 
  • Remain your first contact and accompany you in case of emergency; 
  • Re-direct you to a responsible person in case your question requires HSE administration's involvement.

WHAT BUDDIES DO NOT DO:

  • Meet you during night hours (from 9 PM till 8 AM); 
  • Become your full-time personal assistant (respect their own time and space!);
  • Offer financial or other material help.

You can request a buddy here.
Or become one by filling this form

For more details or in case of any problem/misunderstanding between you and your buddy, please, contact our HR team.