IKBFU creates an encouraging environment for the international students by implementing the buddy program.

IKBFU provides international students with the assistant of a Russian-speaking student. It is a volunteer-based program aimed at helping international students to get acquainted with Russia and Kaliningrad.

If an international student requires a buddy’s help, one can write to internationalstudent@kantiana.ru, filling in name, educational programme, the country the student came from and contacts.


A buddy can be asked to:

  • Meet you at the airport or railway station;
  • Show you around the dormitory;
  • Help with administrative procedures, such as registration or other paperwork;
  • Inform about the University’s infrastructure, useful mobile apps, telephone numbers for emergency services;
  • Help with paperwork in Russian;
  • Show you around the city and help to locate banks, shops, cafes, etc.
  • Help with a doctor’s appointment
  • Help contact the IKBFU Administration if the matter requires it

A buddy cannot be asked to:

  • Help at nighttime (since 9 pm to 8 am)
  • Provide you with finances or any other material support
  • Please note, that your buddy is a student too and may not have time to communicate with you or help you every day

We are glad to welcome you at the IKBFU!