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.
Student International Mobility Office (SIMO)
- Visiting hours
Mon.— Wed., 10:00 — 13:00
Thu. — Fr., 14:00 — 17:00