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All Howest programmes offer numerous 'Internationalisation at Home' initiatives, such as inviting foreign guest lecturers and student delegations, or participating in international projects bridging distances through digital collaboration.

Each campus also has International Days. In this way, every Howest student gets in touch with the international dimension of their field of study.

Want an international experience without leaving Belgium? Be a buddy!

You can be a buddy to a Howest international student! Help your international pal feel welcome and open up your world!

Why be a buddy to an international student?

  • To spread your wings
  • To expand your world view
  • To welcome diversity
  • To give someone a sense of home
  • To share your country and culture
  • To embrace new cultures
  • To practice a language
  • To be part of a global community
  • To increase your chances of travelling
  • To increase your chances of getting a study or internship abroad scholarship from Howest

As a buddy you'll also ...

  • be invited to all of our International Happy Hours and events
  • have access to the Oasis Student Lounge in Kortrijk or to Suite 18 in Bruges

If you’re a really engaged buddy and share your experience, feel free to ask for a recommendation letter or reference.

Find more info here!

Interested in being a buddy? Sign up here and we’ll contact you.

Feel free to contact us as well, if you have any questions about being a buddy.

  • Kortrijk: sarah.markewich [at] (internationalohk[at]howest[dot]be)
  • Brugge: internationalohb [at] (internationalohb[at]howest[dot]be)
  • DAE: wout.gheysen [at] (wout[dot]gheysen[at]howest[dot]be)