Buddy Programme


The Buddy Programmme is designed for international students in Covilhã that would like to know someone that can help them around the city. If this is your case, you came to the right place!

The ESN Covilhã Buddy Programme wants to help exchange students to establish a social and academic network starting from day one. We contribute to making the start of the semester a joyful and exciting experience for the ones starting a new journey of their life in our city.

By applying to the ESN Covilhã Buddy Program the exchange student will get a chance to meet someone that can help him around the city and to take care of all the matters such as:

  • Finding a house
  • Giving you a tour around Covilhã
  • Introduce you to other international students and the nice places to hang out
  • Introduce you to all the ESN Covilhã activities that will happen during the semester
  • Since your buddy will be a native you will get the chance to find out about all the particularities of the Portuguese lifestyle. Finally, you will be able to understand what is a Bitoque, why you should try a Pastel de Belém, be introduced to Fado, and learn why Bairro Alto is the most awesome place to hang out!

If you're an exchange student looking for a Buddy, you came to the right place. To complete the process download the app on Google Play or Apple Store and register on Papaya then subscribe to the projects desired!

Here you have the links to download the app:

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/papaya-esn/id1384580200

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iteridea.papaya&hl=en


The sooner you apply the sooner you will get a chance to chat with your buddy through the web!

If you have any question feel free to contact us through our Social Media or send an e-mail to info@esn-covilhã.org