The Erasmus Buddy Network (EBN) is part of the Students’ Union (ÖH WU) of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). As the official partner of WU we have already been supporting exchange students for over 30 years.

We are an enthusiastic group of 40 local students volunteering at EBN. Most of our team members have exchange experience themselves. Therefore you can be sure to find very like-minded people at our office. We also define ourselves as ‘travel-addicts’ and love to share our experiences we have made abroad.

The purpose of EBN is to help incoming abroad students with their transition to Vienna and the WU community. We provide help and information for the social life and cultural integration in Vienna. During our office hours we eagerly try to give support and advice: whether you have troubles settling down, open up a bank account or just want to know where to find the greatest bars and clubs in Vienna – the EBN team is happy to answer all your questions! Feel free to contact us also by e-mail.

In addition, we are also responsible for organizing city trips and events for exchange students. As we have been organizing these activities over a long time, our team is experienced and knows what kind of trips and events might be particularly interesting for your stay abroad. For example, day events such as the International Dinner have been organized for getting to know each other and for enjoying international food and drinking culture at the same time. City trips such as Cracow or Budapest are a great way to discover Europe with your newly made friends! For more information about trips and events please visit our ‘Events’ and ‘Trips’ sections.

Another responsibility of EBN is to find a suitable buddy (a ‘local mentoring student’). Your buddy is here for your personal support (for example, to ensure you a trouble-free arrival at the airport, pick up your keys and even for showing you some cultural highlights of Vienna).

Our team works hard to make your stay here in Vienna a unique time of your life!

We are looking forward to spending a great semester with you!

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Join us today!

Discover Austria & Europe with us!
Starting with the Austrian cultural trip to Mauthausen/ Hallstadt or our legendary ski trip to Zell am See. Moreover, we offer trips to many capital cities such as Budapest and visit the most popular thermal spa in whole Europe or you can enjoy a perfect weekend in Cracow and try the most delicious Pierogie.
So, are you ready to experience the best trips with us?
  • Ski Trip to Zell am See
    Dec 02, 5:00 AM – Dec 05, 8:20 PM
    Zell am See, 5700 Zell am See, Österreich
    Come to our EBN Oficce for the payment to complete your booking! The full payment must be made by November 2nd!
  • Night Sledding
    Dec 16, 4:00 PM
    Semmering, Semmering-Kurort, Österreich
    Pay directly here online via PayPal to save your spot!
Make new friends and enjoy yourself!
Do not miss out any of our most amazing events which take place during your exchange semester. Starting with our welcome dinner, we make sure that at the local events in Vienna you get the best opportunity to meet other students from all over the world.
  • Ottakringer Brewery Tour
    Nov 16, 5:00 PM
    Wien, Ottakringer Str. 1, 1170 Wien, Österreich
    During this tour through the buildings on the brewery site you will get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of beer production and a beer tasting is of course waiting for you in the end!
  • "Saunieren statt Studieren": ÖH WU/EBN x Pratersauna
    Oct 21, 11:00 AM
    Wien, Waldsteingartenstraße 135, 1020 Wien, Österreich
    REGISTRATION IS NOT CLOSED - Get limited presale tickets here: www.eventbrite.at/e/saunieren-statt-studieren-im-oktober-tickets-177322756137 for more information on ticket prices check 'TICKETS' below!
  • Dancing Course
    Thu, Oct 07
    Oct 07, 8:45 PM
    Wien, Favoritenstraße 20, 1040 Wien, Österreich
    For this event there is no reservation necessary! It's first come first serve - so come to the EBN Office to save your spot!
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