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Buddy System Zlín

Buddy System Zlín is a team of enthusiastic buddy students from all TBU Faculties who in their free time take care of international students studying at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. They voluntarily organize trips, excursions and other cultural and entertaining events for their colleagues from abroad. The events are aimed at making the foreigners’ stay in the Czech Republic and in Zlín enjoyable.
The so called “buddies” will help you deal with many issues on your way here and will contribute to making your stay at TBU an unforgettable experience. The first and most important task of each buddy student is to contact his/her international student before the student’s arrival and help him/her to plan the journey to Zlín. After the student’s arrival it is necessary to pick him/her up at the station in Zlín (Pick-Up service) and accompany the student to his booked accommodation (usually Halls of Residence). Of course, fun is the other part of their lovely mission.

Welcome Week

Your journey in Zlín starts with the Welcome Week. It is the first week of semester during which at least one party or social activity per day is held. By attending these events and taking part in the activities you can easily get acquainted with other international students and, of course, find your way around Zlín and the University.

Orientation Walk

Buddy System also organizes a tour around the town which highlights the most important and interesting places in Zlín. After attending the event, you will know where to go for a meal or drink, where to party, relax or go shopping for local products.

Help Twice

An event during which students can buy very cheap dishes donated by international students who, after completion of their studies, left Zlín. Just to make your first days here more comfortable.

Trips & Events

There are a number of destinations worth visiting, such as Krakow, Southern Bohemia, the Tatra Mountains, Luhačovice, Macocha or Southern Moravia. Students from abroad are also offered the opportunity to attend special international events such as International Dinner, Karaoke Night, Movie Night, country presentations or Language Bazar, and other social events.

Detailed information about the Buddy System Zlín and about the activities of buddy students is available on the website:

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