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International Students & Scholars

International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program strives to make incoming international students feel welcome and help them transition to life in the U.S. and at Pace University.


  • Match new international students with returning, international or domestic students
  • Integrate students into the university community, engaging them in campus life outside the classroom
  • Create cross-cultural friendships


  • Attend programs and events sponsored by Pace International
  • Contact each other by phone or email at least once every two weeks
  • Meet with each other at least three times per semester

Apply to be a Buddy

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017! 

Returning Pace Students

New International Students

Suggestions for Activities with Your Buddy

  • Attend Thursday Tea and Coffee at Pace International
  • Attend a university event
  • Participate in an off-campus excursion coordinated exclusively for buddies
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Go to a movie
  • Go for coffee
  • Visit a museum
  • Go to a sporting event
  • Study

Find us on Social Media

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with ISS programs and activities!

Active members of the program can also join the International Buddy Program Facebook Group