Request a buddy

INFORMATION FOR FALL 2022 STUDENTS:

To apply for a buddy please fill in a form

You can contact the Buddy Coordinator Olesya Sukhobaevskaya at o.sukhobaevskaya@gmail.com if you have any questions about the Buddy programme. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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.


 

Contacts

Student International Mobility Office (SIMO)

We are part of Department of Internationalisation 

  • Visiting hours
    Mon.— Wed., 10:00 — 13:00
    Thu. — Fr., 14:00 — 17:00
Tatiana Gremiakina

Incoming mobility coordinator

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590, then dial extension 27806
Anna Kozhevnikova

Incoming mobility coordinator

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590, then dial extension 27671
Valeriya Sokolova

Deputy Director of SIMO/Coordinator of 'Semester in Moscow' programme

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590, then dial extension 27668