For New International Students: Find Me A Buddy!
Hi there!

Are you an international student at the University of Auckland? Are you worried about settling in? Feeling uncertain about how to open a bank account, get an IRD number (required to get a job) and to locate the nearest supermarket?

AUSA Buddies are here to support your transition to Auckland, New Zealand. AUSA Buddies are University of Auckland (UoA) students who are keen to show you the streets of Auckland or meet up with you over a coffee to personally explain the paperwork you need help with. This student support service is free of charge and brought to you by the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA). This mentoring programme runs throughout your first semester at the university and we welcome new students at any juncture! We also run events throughout the semester to get you socialising and making friends!

All details collected in this form are confidential. We strongly suggest that you complete this form on a laptop or computer for easier accessibility with the form. If you have any questions feel free to email the Programme manager "Temi" at

You will receive an e-mail with information about your Buddy Volunteer as soon as we complete the matching process.

NB: For Chinese/Asian students, the first name is your given name (i.e. Xiao Li) and last name is your surname (i.e. Lee).

*Please apply only once, if you aren't sure about your application, send an email to (
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