Sponsorship and mentoring

In order to facilitate their integration into AMU, international students can rely on two mechanisms that allow them to benefit from the support of local students and teachers.

The sponsorship program

The International Relations Department of Aix-Marseille University has set up a sponsorship programme BuddySystem developed by the ESN.
The principle is simple: to put an international student who has come to study at Aix-Marseille University in contact with a French student in order to facilitate his/her integration.
The role of the sponsor will be to inform and guide the sponsored student and to help him/her make new friends! Through the BuddySystem, both the sponsor and the sponsored student are called BUDDYs!

You are free to organize your own program.
It's up to you to make this exchange as enriching as possible!

How do I become a sponsor or find a sponsor?

  1. Register and complete your profile to increase your chances of finding a perfect Buddy!
  2. Our mobility managers will assign you a Buddy based on the information you provide and your sponsorship expectations
  3. Check your dashboard to verify your messages and discover your Buddy's profile!


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Mentoring, which is different from and complementary to tutoring or sponsorship, is the support provided by one of our teachers responsible for the exchange. Throughout your mobility and your stay at AMU, the teacher will advise you, guide you and help you with the procedures.
For more information, contact your mobility manager: consult the DRI directory.


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