Become a Buddy!

Do you want to engage in an international context during your studies at Hanken? Are you interested in getting to know exchange students from all over the world? Do you like to socialize and to learn about different cultures, and maybe even get a chance to improve your language skills? If you answered yes to these questions, then YOU should definitely become a Buddy!

As a Buddy for one or several exchange students, you will get the chance to get to know new people from all over the world. There are exchange students from Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and the US. In other words, there is a huge potential to learn about different cultures and languages in a fun and relaxed way, since you will be spending time with them both in school and during your free time while doing things that you enjoy.

The Buddy Program is organized by the Exchange Committee (EC), which is the committee that holds the main responsibility for the exchange students’ integration into Hanken and our student union, and of course, feels comfortable in Finland and the Finnish culture in general. We would like to invite you to join us on this mission and to have a great time while doing so.

EC will organize different events and trips for the exchange students during the Autumn semester. Join our events, have lunch together, or grab a coffee. How much time you spend together and what you do is up to you to decide.

Please sign-up for being Buddy by following the link below. You will not regret it! (Deadline 27.8.2023 at 23:59)


You can also keep up to date with EC on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok

Instagram: exchangecommittee

Facebook: SHS Exchange Committee

TikTok: exchangecommittee

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to be in contact with Jakob Böök (vice president of Exchange Committee 2023) 💕E-mail: