Krewe du Monde

Who we are

Krewe du Monde buddy program is a bridge for exchange students and local students in the A.B. Freeman School of Business. Exchange students who are part of the buddy program will be paired with local students to expand their networks, while Freeman buddies can have a chance to learn about different cultures from exchange students.

Our story

The Global Guides founded Krewe du Monde in the Fall of 2020 with 21 participants. In the Fall of 2021, the program grew to include 123 participants, including exchange students from Spain, Brazil, France, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Austria, and the Netherlands. Monthly activities are provided to Krewe du Monde by the Freeman Study Abroad & Exchange Office. In past semesters, participants in Krewe du Monde have visited New Orleans Museum of Art, gone kayaking, met up at Global Café, and many other fun activities with their buddies!

Matching cycle

We receive applications on a rolling basis and will match Freeman students with exchange students just before or soon after the end of each semester. If you apply during the semester, you can expect an email announcing your exchange buddy around that time. Once matched, students are encouraged to reach out to their buddies before the semester starts or as early in the semester as possible.


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Photo of Corinna and buddy at sculpture garden
Corinna and buddy, Renata (Brazil), on a Krewe du Monde field trip to the sculpture garden.

Photo of Gracia and buddy
Gracia meeting her buddy, Teni (Nigeria), for the first time.

Photo of Outreach TU 2021
Abbey and Corinna with buddies Clara (Netherlands), Renata (Brazil), and Mariano (Spain) at Outreach Tulane 2021.

Do you have pictures with your buddy? Email them to Freeman Abroad!