The Buddy Program
Why? Connecting student communities is one of a university’s greatest assets. Current students act as “buddies” to support future international students during their first semester, helping them to settle in and to understand and adapt to a new culture and learning environment. Participation in the International Buddy Program can be credited as Module C International Commitment of the Certificate of International Competence
What? Current students at Hochschule Fresenius become mentors to help “newbies” with questions about their studies and general life in Germany. The program is voluntary for all participants. It helps to overcome cultural and language barriers and ensures that new students feel welcome. International students can get in touch with their “buddy” even before they arrive in Germany. Hochschule Fresenius organizes various events that they can attend together. Even though the program is officially limited to one semester, we have seen many friendships develop from the Buddy Program.
How? The Buddy Program is currently offered at the Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Wiesbaden campuses. In order to become a buddy yourself or to get a buddy assigned, please, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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