The buddy program is designed for international students in Lisboa that would like to know someone that can help them around the city. If this is your case, you came to the right place !

If you are a portuguese student and are keen on helping exchange students, you are also in the right place!

The ESN Lisboa Buddy Program wants to help exchange students to establish a social  and academic network starting from day one. We contribute in making the start of the semester a joyful and exciting experience for the ones starting a new journey of their life in our city.

By applying to the ESN Lisboa Buddy Program the exchange student will get a chance to meet someone that can help him around the city and to take care of all the matters such as:

  • Finding an house
  • Giving you a tour around Lisboa
  • Introduce you to other international students and the nice places to hang out
  • Introduce you to all the ESN Lisboa activities that will happen during the next semester
  • Since your buddy will be a native you will get the chance to find out about all the particularities of  the Portuguese lifestyle. Finally you will be able to understand what is a Bitoque, why you should try a Pastel de Belém, be introduced to Fado and learn why Bairro Alto is the most awesome place to hang out!

If you're an exchange student looking for a portuguese buddy or a portuguese student who wants to be a buddy, fill in the form below!

The sooner you apply the sooner you will get a chance to chat with your buddy trought the web !

If you have any question feel free to send an e-mail to