Global Buddies

Are you internationally-minded? Would you like to make friends with people from around the world? If this sounds like you, you may enjoy connecting with international students through Global Buddies.

Global Buddies pairs international students attending Good Counsel with American students to help with the transition from a foreign high school. As a Global Buddy, you’ll be supporting the growth of your fellow classmates as they join the Good Counsel community. Learn about a new culture, hear new viewpoints, and gain meaningful relationships with international students as a Global Buddy.

As a global buddy, you will:

  • Participate in the Global Buddies Chat Room (starting in May-June every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. EST throughout the summer).
  • Attend weekly club meetings after school.
  • Invite your buddies to experience the United States - from hiking at a local trail to catching the latest movie out in theaters... just have fun!


Only 20 spots are available

You will be matched with a student based on your grade, interests, and personality. Admission is based on consistent involvement in the school community, academic performance, and demonstrated leadership and communication skills. If all seats are taken, you will be placed on the waitlist. Five slots will be reserved for 'At Large' unmatched buddies.

Global Buddies Application