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Request a buddy

Buddies are current HSE University students who volunteer to help incoming international students to settle into life in Moscow and feel more confident in a new cultural and social environment. You meet you buddy upon your arrival or can request their help any time throughout your stay.


What buddies do:

  • Meet you at the Aeroexpress station (not at the airport!);
  • Accompany you to your dormitory and help you with the check-in process;
  • Provide you with general hands-on experience (campus buildings, useful apps, emergency phone numbers, etc);
  • Help you deal with local documents and forms in Russian;
  • Recommend you events and places in the city;
  • Re-direct you to a person in charge in case your question requires HSE University administration's involvement.

 

 What buddies do not do:
  • Meet you during night hours (from 9 PM till 8 AM);
  • Become your full-time personal assistant (respect their personal time and space!)
  • Offer any financial or other material help.


You can request buddy support using online system.


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Contacts

International Student Support Centre

  • Address
    11 Pokrovskiy Bulvar, office 626D
  • Visiting hours
    Mon.— Fri., 10:00 — 19:00
phone: +7 (495)7729590 *27661
phone +7 (495)7729590 *27662