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International Buddies at Tippie

Experience a new culture in your own college, while sharing your culture with someone new! International Buddies at Tippie pairs international and American business and pre-business undergraduate students for a semester-long partnership.

The buddy program will run again in the Spring 2015 semester. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 21. The kick-off event is planned for early February.

Features of the program include:

  • Pairing based on your major, interests, and personality type
  • Regular meetings (every other week preferred) with your buddy for meals, coffee, studying, movies, etc.
  • A welcome reception for all buddies at the beginning of the semester, and an international potluck meal for all buddies at the end of the semester
  • Optional buddy social events throughout the semester
  • A free buddy T-shirt
  • Great prizes for buddies who meet the most
  • Ongoing support and meeting ideas from the Undergraduate Program Office

Applicants must be current University of Iowa undergraduate students in good academic standing who are admitted to the Tippie College of Business, declared as pre-business majors, or are pursuing a Certificate in the College of Business.

Applications will be processed throughout the Fall semester and Winter break. The deadline for applying is January 21.

International Buddies at Tippie is organized by the Global Engagement Student Advisory Board. Contact Jennifer Blair with questions.