Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

The Buddy Club VSU system of curators for international students

Buddy Club VSU was created to help international students adapt to a new environment and feel they are a part of the university and Voronezh.

The club is a meeting place for people who are totally different from each other, and yet they all have incredibly interesting personalities. Sometimes it even seems impossible for people from so many countries to get on.

Buddy Club volunteers meet international students and help them deal with all the formal procedures and solve everyday problems. They also organise various international events throughout the term.

Welcome to Voronezh!

Buddy Club’s motto is “One together and all for one”.

Facts and figures

  • 7 years of doing the job;
  • over 100 volunteers;
  • supervising over 300 students from France, Spain, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Vietnam, China, Turkey, Germany, Morocco, etc.;
  • on average, annual events have 500 participants;
  • on average, 70 international students participate in the programme each year;
  • 30 events are held every year;
  • 2 grants are given by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) (2018, 2019);
  • there are 7 training sessions for volunteers.


Buddy Club’s VK community

Buddy Club’s Facebook community

Buddy Club’s Instagram page


Ekaterina AristovaEkaterina ARISTOVA

E-mail: pmim@yandex.ru

Deputy Head

Zarina ZhumaniezovaZarina ZHUMANIEZOVA

Buddy Supervisor

Maria IsmailovaMaria ISMAILOVA

Social networks

Karina SinetskayaKarina SINETSKAYA


Ekaterina ShamaevaEkaterina SHAMAEVA

Design and photography

Alexandra NikolaevaAlexandra NIKOLAEVA


Want to join us?

We recruit new volunteers every year. Stay tuned for new posts in the programme's official communities. Want to join, but it’s midterm already? Send a message to our VK community right now!


Voronezh State University • 1997–2022