Buddy project

Buddy project – Do you need suppor-TO? is a welcome and support service to international students enrolled to a degree programme in UniTO and to international exchange students in mobility through the Erasmus+ programme or through a study abroad scheme.


A “Buddy” (a current student at UniTO) will assist international students adapting in their new academic, cultural and linguistic environment before and on their arrival in Turin.

How to get in touch with a Buddy

If you are an international student who will enrol in a degree programme or an exchange student programme you will be contacted directly by a Buddy before your arrival in Turin. Once in Italy, you will be able to meet the Buddy and start your experience at UniTO. Getting in a touch with a Buddy will help you settle much easier into your new life in Turin!

Buddies will help you to:
  • make new friends
  • learn Italian language and culture
  • receive information and clarify doubts before your departure
  • receive information about the services offered by the University such as libraries, studying rooms, university canteens, sport activities, etc..
  • receive information about health care, residence permit and housing
  • to fulfill the administrative procedures related your mobility (such as register courses on your career plan, enrol to exams, etc…)