WHO WE ARE
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!