VMU Mentor’s programme aims to make the adaptation process of incoming international students at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) easier, foster volunteering, and increase international experience among VMU students. It was launched in 2003 and is coordinated by VMU International Cooperation Department (ICD).
VMU Mentor is a local (Lithuanian or foreign full-time) student who has motivation, international and intercultural experience, and voluntarily helps the incoming foreign students.
Please note that we can’t guarantee that everyone will get a mentor because there are more incoming students than mentors.
If you have the confirmation email, you are already on our system and we are looking for most suitable mentor for you. Please be patient, because it takes time to make the best match.
Check your spam folder and if there is no confirmation email there, please contact VMU mentor’s programme coordinator via email: Monika.Lisauskaite@vdu.lt
Yes. If you have missed the first deadline or, if you are arriving late, you can still ask for a mentor and, if there will be a person available, we will provide you with one.
Students are being matched with mentors before the beginning of new semester when the application period for exchange is completed. Due to late applications of incoming students it is not possible to make the matching process earlier and it wouldn’t be fair for students who were not able to apply as early as others.
Sadly no. We do not have an equal number of mentors as of incoming students and due to this not all incoming students are getting a mentor.
Yes, you can join mentor’s programme! Please contact the coordinator of this programme and express your wish to join!
The BuddySystem (BS) is an online platform creating a patronage system handled by associations welcoming international students, with the help of universities. Patronaging an international student allows them to be received in their welcoming country, provides them with a privileged contact to give support with all administrative processes, discovering the city, the university, or help with anything else.
Students, being either international or local, register on their city platform by filling a form, and give some information to allow for a more pertinent matching: age, gender, spoken languages, living/working place, hobbies, etc… They read (and accept) the terms and conditions, validate their inscription!
After creating and activating your BS account now you need to complete creating your profile. A fully updated profile helps to create the best mentor-mentee match. Let's learn everything about creating the perfect profile.
Whole information in your profile is important, so please try to give as much information about yourself as possible.
Please be patient while waiting for your mentor. It takes time to match all the incoming students.
Note: The main mentee-mentor matching begins around two weeks before the beginning of new semester.