Thank you for your interest in the I-Buddy program. We hope that current students can assist incoming international students with preparing for and adjusting to life at IIT and in the United States. You can make a difference in the college career of a fellow student!
By signing up, you are agreeing to email your buddy/buddies over the summer to answer their questions before they arrive at IIT. Many questions will be about dorm life, extracurricular activities, getting around Chicago, and academics. The International Center will provide you with contact information for campus offices to share with your student(s) in case you are asked questions that are not in your area of expertise (ie admissions decisions, financial aid packages or immigration issues).
In addition to an email correspondence, you are invited to attend various cultural events or get-togethers with your new buddy, though these are not required.
We hope to match students in early July. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for participating in the program.