Programs We Sponsor

Bryn Mawr Buddies


WHAT: Bryn Mawr Buddies is a volunteer program that matches up international students from Bryn Mawr College with immigrant elementary school students who speak the same language as they do. Volunteers assist their little buddies to adjust to school life in the U.S. Recent volunteers spoke Chinese, Korean and Turkish.

WHERE: Merion Elementary School

WHEN: From Monday to Friday. Students can volunteer for as much time as they can, usually an hour or more each week.

HOW: Volunteers mentor their little buddies by being a positive influence as they join them in class, on the playground and for other school activities. Join us if you speak Chinese, Korean, Turkish or Japanese!

CONTACT: Vippy Yee at and Ziyi Yan at