The Friends International Buddy Program is a short program at the start of the semester that pairs incoming international students with US students at MSU. The program was started by MSU study abroad alumni after they experienced a similar program while studying abroad.

MSU students will be matched with one or two international students based on regional interests and majors. MSU Buddies are asked to help their international buddy get settled into their residence hall, help them prepare for classes (getting books, finding classrooms, etc.), and help incoming students get to know all the great things Bozeman has to offer. For example, in the past Buddies have organized trips to Yellowstone National Park, Skiing, Football games, and Thanksgiving Dinners.

If you have travelled abroad and are missing the exposure to a foreign culture, would like to connect with someone from another country or have an interest in international relations this is the club for you!

Click on the appropriate application below to join.

Incoming International Student Application


If you have any questions about the club or how to get involved email

Club Leaders: 

Nathan Heldt & Herlin Kadriu