Buddy Club


MPGU Buddy Club is a social student organization with its main goal to introduce integration, mutual respect and support. MPGU Buddy Club was launched by the International Office to provide information to international newcomers, and to help them adjust to their new environment. International students are matched with “Buddies”, i.e. — Russian students who are familiar with the university’s structure and are willing to give a helping hand during their stay abroad in Moscow.

Russian students participating in the free of charge MPGU Buddy Club are aware of the problems that might arise, and therefore may be able to offer possible solutions. Your Buddy can provide you with valuable advice on everyday life in Moscow. By participating in the Study-Buddy Program, you will not only be able to get a head-start but you will also come into contact with other Russian students easier. In the past, we have found that the program really helped to foster friendships, mutual understanding, and broadened the cultural horizon of all its participants.


  • Assistance to exchange students in finding accommodation to exchange students
  • Meeting at airports
  • Assistance in application process
  • Introduction to MPGU life
  • Social and cultural adaptation (welcome meetings, movie nights, excursions, quests, organization of national holidays celebrations and many more)
  • Summer School



Download application form and bring it to International Relations Office.



Head of International Cooperation Department: Alina Stabrovskaya
Coordinator: Yana A. Makarova
+7 (499) 246-01-23