Being a stranger in a foreign land, lost and not knowing anyone is not the best feeling in the world. That’s why we have our buddies.


The buddy system attributes incoming exchange students with a buddy group consisting of 2-3 locals and 4-6 exchange students. Local students at UCLouvain who are interested in meeting new people and cultures will be matched up with exchange students of similar interests. Locals will help incoming students to check out Louvain-La-Neuve and introduce them to Belgium. This is always a lot of fun for everybody, so sign up for the buddy system and meet new people!


Go to and fill the required information.

If you are an exchange student, please select the "international student" box.
If you are an UCLouvain student, please select the "local student" box.

NB: Once your account is verified, please define your date of arrival (very important). You can also add a profile picture and define your interests and hobbies if you want. The more information you give, the best matching you'll get !
Do not feel forced to give personal information that you do not want to share. For security reasons, please use a password specially dedicated to this website.

If you have any questions concerning the Buddy System please send us a message on our facebook page!

Your beloved ESN LLN Team