The Buddy Program
The Buddy Program at the Faculty of Education is designed to make moving to Hamburg and settling in at the University as easy as possible for our visiting international students who will be spending one or more semesters at Universität Hamburg as part of Erasmus or other exchange programs. Our exchange students come from all over the world and look forward to becoming acquainted with Germany and the German people. The Buddy Program offers all participants a perfect opportunity to make international contacts and friendships, brush up on their foreign language skills, and discover new cultures.
What does a buddy do?
The tasks a buddy can perform are highly diverse. A buddy can help exchange students plan their stay even before the semester starts by answering any questions that may arise, picking them up upon arrival in Hamburg, and accompanying them to their accommodations. The buddy can also assist the exchange student in organizing studies, opening a bank account, and making the necessary visits to local authorities. Joint leisure-time activities and sight-seeing excursions may naturally be on the agenda as well! Ultimately, a buddy’s tasks vary from case to case. The buddy must determine how to help the exchange student and what types of activities to undertake with him or her.
Are you interested in learning more? Would you like to volunteer for a good cause during your studies? Would you like to assist international students in finding their way around Hamburg and introduce them to your home country? Then register below. We are always searching for dedicated students and look forward to your help!