ESN Zürich Office is open every Tuesday 18.00 - 19.00
- only during the semester
- not on public holidays
- see the academic calendar


Buddy System aka Mentoring

Are you a local student in Zurich? Do you want to change somebody's life and make friends around the whole world? Join our Buddy System: become a friend of an exchange student and share your knowledge about Switzerland and Zurich in particular!

Are you an exchange student coming to Zurich for an exchange? Are you looking for a local friend to help you with everyday life in Zurich? Sign up for our Buddy System to have a local go-to person! Please sign up latest two weeks before the beginning of the semester. If you apply later, we cannot guarantee you a buddy.

Important: our Welcome Event takes place in the evening on the first day of the Welcome Week: in spring semester 2019 it is on Monday, February 11th. We kindly ask mentors to show up on that date as it is a great chance for your buddies to get to know you.

We will match an exchange student with a local buddy manually by means of a matching system called Papaya. Sign up here:

What are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity! If you have any problems signing up, contact us by e-mail: