Rose-Hulman International Buddy Program

Rose-Hulman International Buddy Program provides a cultural exchange opportunity to enhance a globally aware campus. The program is designed to:

  • Encourage the interaction of Rose students with students from different cultures
  • Provide peer support for incoming international students.

General Benefits

The program will give current students a chance to expand their perspective on the world. The program includes many great benefits, including:

  • Connecting with new people and learn about different cultures and countries
  • Deepening your confidence in your cross-cultural communication skills
  • Positioning you to pursue international work opportunities
  • Creating life-long global connections and relationships
  • Sharpening your leadership skills
  • Building your resume 


To be eligible to become a buddy to an incoming international student, an applicant must:

  • Be a year two student or higher
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be in good standing

All incoming international students are eligible (beginning spring quarter 2014),


Students who become a buddy are expected to:

  • Email your buddy before his/her arrival (at least one week)
  • Attend the welcome event
  • Meet with your buddy at least once a week
  • Provide support for your buddy in his/her new environment
  • Be open minded, share your cultural background with them, and be open to learning about theirs 

Application Dates

Fall 2014

Applications due: 
Friday, May 30th
Buddies announced: You will be contacted directly when you are paired.

For additional information about the Rose-Hulman International Buddy Program, contact the Office of Global Programs, Room 230 Myers Hall, (812) 877-8810 or