Become a Buddy

Are you interested in other cultures and improving your language skills? Or have you just gotten back from a semester abroad and do you wish to continue being part of an international community? Become a buddy! Whether you're a Turkish or an international YTU student who's planning on staying for a longer period of time, as long as you have basic knowledge about the university and the city, you can sign up.

What do we expect from you?

As a buddy, you will be matched to 3-4 international students who come to study at Yildiz Technical University for a semester or for an entire academic year. Examples of questions you should be able to answer are about what it’s like to study at Yildiz Technical University (courses, schedules, exams), tips and tricks about life in Istanbul. In short, everything that has to do with studying in the Turkey. You will also meet up with your buddy for social or cultural events, like dinners, parties or sight seeing!

What do you get in return?

You will learn to communicate with students from different countries, you will improve your language skills and last but not least: you will make friends from all over the world! ESN YILDIZ organizes a lot of fun activities for the international students. Together with your buddy you can join them!

How do I apply?

The applications for the Fall Semester of 2018-2019 are open!
Do you have any remaining questions about becoming a buddy or do you want to send in your application? You should fill the form below!

A small note before starting

The applications must be English and don't forget to attach your Yildiz Technical University student ID photo (or anything that proves you're a student in our school)


So Let's Get Started!