Monday, September 24, 2018

BestBuddy Program

Universitas Airlangga BestBuddy Program

Now Recruiting!

Application Deadline: April 28th 2018 at 23.00 WIB

Introduction and Description

What is bestBuddy Program?

BestBuddy is a voluntary program initiated by Welfare team, International Services, Airlangga Global Engagement. BestBuddy is formed in order to assist international students adapt to new environment, particularly about living in Surabaya. As a BestBuddy, you will work in a team and assist international students whether those who are pursuing short or long term program at Universitas Airlangga. You will have some benefits by participating in this program, such as having lifelong friendship with international students and getting involved in some events conducted by Airlangga Global Engagement as well as learning multicultural diversity from International students. 


What can and should I do during the program?

The main purpose of BestBuddy program is to help international students in adapting to live in Surabaya. Conducting campus tour will be one of the duties as a BestBuddy, intoroducing Universitas Airlangga and providing information about some facilites at Universitas Airlangga will be part of the campus tour. Helping international students to find accomodation, helping the international students in applying for their living permit and as a bridge between Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) will also be the activities you will do as a BestBuddy. We encourage you to spend time with the international students, such as hanging out with them in order to get to know them closer as well as keep in touch with them. Before doing your duties as a BestBuddy, Welfare Team will give you orientation in prior about what to do as a BestBuddy and important things you need to know about assisting international students as well as immigration training.


Application and Program Timeline

General Requirements

  1. Active student of Universitas Airlangga.  
  2. Able to speak English fluently.
  3. Having a motorcycle or car is more preffered.
  4. Willing to take care the international students (when they got sick and serious problems).
  5. Having an impressive knowledge of cross-cultural understanding.
  6. Willing to be involved in events conducted by Airlangga Global Engagement.

Documents Requirement :

  1. Copy of English Proficiency Test (Min. 500)
  2. CV in English
  3. Statement of Interest (2 paragraphs)


How can I apply for the program?

  1. Send all of the required documents to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deadline: 28 April 2018
  2. It is normal for not receiving any email after you have submitted your application. Our staff
  3. Will inform you further update regarding your application within the week after the deadline.
  4. Interview/selection process will be held for this program.


How long will I be a BestBuddy?

One term of BestBuddy program will run for 1 academic year. For academic year 2018/2019, it will be started on June 2018 until June 2019. As a BestBuddy, you are expected to commit to your participation until end of the whole term.


What can I get from this program?

  1. AGE UNAIR will provide you with official certificate of completion upon completing one term of BestBuddy Program.
  2. Broad networking and international friendship.
  3. Having lifelong friendships from different countries. 
  4. Opportunity to prticipate as committee for AGE UNAIR international events. 
  5. Improving knowledge and skills of cross-cultural undersrtanding. 
  6. Best way to practice and improve foreign language skill.


Contact Person

Should you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Email   : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Ni’man Nashier  : 081939211819 (whatsapp only)


International students  

Suraya Annisa - AMERTA Student

“My buddies were so helpful. They helped me in finding accomodation, we explored Surabaya together. I had amazing buddies and they were awesome!”


Sarah Recher – AMERTA Student

I spent a lot of time with my buddies. They were always there to help me  and answered any questions I had.  They were such good people, Smiling all the time, kind and wisdom.  


Kensuke Tokuyama – Darmasiswa Student

I had a good relationship with my buddies. They helped me a lot, even though they had something to do when I was in bad situation. It made me comfortable and we became close friends. I trusted them because they took care of me not too less and not too much.


Best Buddies    

Zahrina Arum Nabilah – Best Buddies Batch 3

You won’t regret it when you decided to be part of Best Buddies! It was full of excitement If you have a dream to travel the world, join best buddies! I learnt a lot of things about how the communication went between European and African. I could directly apply my subject in communication studies through Best Buddies Program. 



Vivi Ria Anggraeni – Best Buddies Batch 3

Best Buddies is the place like home, you'll meet your sister and brother from abroad. Since i joined buddy everything became spectacular. It will open your mind and your heart toward diversity. Meeting international students from all over the world will make your networking getting bigger and bigger. Believe me it works!!!!!


Iqhbal Hisyamfikar Satria Johar – Best Buddies Batch 4

Being a best buddy is an unforgotable experience for me, because I learnt many things that I could not learn if I did not join best buddies program. I had friends from many different countries, I got new knowledge and prespective, I could be more appreciate towards diversity. Based on the experiences that I earned from best Buddies program, I could be more open minded individual as I met international students from many different programs such as Darmasiswa and KNB. Overall, I am grateful that I was part of best buddies program.

Contact us

Airlangga Global Engagement Universitas Airlangga
206-208 Amerta Bld. 2nd Floor, Kantor Manajemen Universitas Airlangga Kampus C Mulyorejo Surabaya 60115
Ph. +62 (31) 596 6864 Fax +62 (31) 5955582

General Enquiry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @globalunair


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