The Dominican Buddies Program Mission

The Dominican Buddies program connects Dominican students with incoming international students to create supportive cross-cultural learning communities that enhance academic achievement and enrich the social and cultural experiences of all Dominican students.

Characteristics of a Dominican Buddy

If you are willing to share your time interacting with a Dominican peer, you are encouraged to become a Dominican Buddy. Below are a few characteristics of an ideal Dominican Buddy:

  • Responsible and respectful attitude
  • Generous with time and availability
  • Good listening and intercultural communication skills
  • Resourceful
Benefits of the Dominican Buddy Program
  • Join a global community by connecting with students from other cultures
  • Engage in diverse conversations  
  • Develop global awareness and intercultural skills valued by employers
  • Explore cultural differences and similarities with a Dominican peer
  • Participate in Dominican-sponsored activities and events with a new buddy!
Why is Dominican Buddies Important?

Through the Dominican Buddies program, traditional and international students will be joining a global community and gaining insight on different cultural perspectives and values.

Dominican Buddies Requirements
  • Enrolled in the ID 092: International Integration and Success Course
  • Attend a mandatory 30-minute Dominican Buddies welcome and orientation session.
  • Meet with your buddy at least four times during the semester to help you learn more about the Dominican community.
  • Participate with your buddy in all Dominican Buddies sponsored events and other academic and social events

**You can apply to Dominican Buddies in the fall and spring semesters. Fill out the Dominican Buddies Application form and submit it to Robbi Byrdsong-Wright.

You will receive an email invitation from the Office of Academic Success Services to attend a Dominican Buddies welcome and orientation session.