Become a Student Buddy

Become a Student Buddy

We need 150 Kiwis to buddy up with 150 International Students!  This International Student Buddy Programme is a student-to-student network, and you will be assigned your buddy/buddies by the International Department.

This programme is for Auckland Grammar students who are keen to develop their understanding of other cultures, learn about cross-cultural communication, and practice leadership and teamwork skills. 

Your full participation in this programme will result in recognition on the School List, but more than that, you will gain from it personally, develop new skills and potentially new friendships too.  The minimum commitment for recognition is participation in activities with your buddy, and to complete a survey at the end of each term. You are also expected to regularly contact your buddy. The programme runs from Term 1 – Term 3 annually.

Can you say?

  • I love New Zealand
  • I am a proud student of Auckland Grammar School
  • I enjoy helping others
  • I am willing to learn from others

Yes? Then complete the sign-up documentation available during Week 3-4 of Term 1, or contact the International Department for more details (email:

NOTE: During the Level 4 Lockdown, the Headmaster’s International Committee have set up a virtual buddy programme to support international students during this time.  See introduction video.