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Buddy Program* “Aw'GSOM Buddy team”



Each semester dozens of international students come to GSOM SPbU from foreign partner universities to study Management.


International office together with volunteering students holds a number of introductory activities in order to help foreign students to adapt to an alien environment faster, make new friends and feel at ease from the moment of arrival to the airport / railway station and moving into the dorms, as well as throughout the whole period of stay in SPb.



Familiarization week


A week prior to the start of the semester foreign students participate in Introduction Week organized to familiarize them with Russian culture and language by participating in Russian language crash course, tours around the city and its suburbian areas and meetings with SPbU students in an informal setting, as well as with Russian business environment by meeting University corporate partners’ representatives at guest lectures and visiting Russian and international companies


Being Buddy program volunteer gives you a number of outstanding opportunities, i.e.:


  • Meet a lot of interesting people with different backgrounds
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Practice your foreign language skills
  • Learn more about study process in a foreign school that interests you most
  • Dive into an unforgettable exchange environment once again
  • Have fun and enjoy every event held!



If that is what you are looking for…


… then Buddy Program is your unique opportunity to gain it all!


Become a Buddy for a foreign student and make his stay in Saint Petersburg a bright and unforgettable experience!


Join Aw’GSOM Buddy Team by simply emailing and you will be get in touch with shortly.

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* Events and activities aimed at supporting exchange students coming to GSOM SPbU to study management