Tech Buds

Would you like to participate in the buddy program?

Adjusting to a new cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. New international students at TTU often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on campus. The Tech Buds Program was created to ease the transition for international students, and to encourage lifelong friendships between cultures. 

The Tech Buds program pairs international students with U.S. students. Things that you might do with your new Buddy:

  • Share a meal
  • Go shopping
  • Talk about your culture
  • Visit your Buddy’s home or country
  • Study together
  • Attend a school event
  • Tour Cookeville


• Provide sensitivity needed to assist new undergraduate international students.
• Demonstrate a sincere interest in helping people.
• Be respectful to religious, political, sexual orientation and cultural differences.
• Not promote any political or religious organization(s) to their buddy.


Application information will be available soon for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester.

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