International at home

Buddy Programme at the Faculty of Social Science

 

Get to know your fellow students to have a good start into the university life and establish genuine relationships!

What does the programme include?

International Students

Current RUB-Students

  • Get support in the initial phase of your studies at the Faculty of Social Science
  • Get to know local students, find out more about the studies and life in Bochum
  • Improve foreign language skills
  • Increase intercultural competence
  • Make new friends from around the world

 

 

  • Support international students in the initial phase of their studies at the Faculty
  • Get to know international students and other cultures
  • Improve foreign language skills
  • Increase intercultural competence
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Actively engage in the faculty’s internationalization process

What does the programme include?

We ensure a good start into the semester and programme by organizing orientation days and group activities. The main focus though is on developing strong Buddy relationships through 1-to-1 or smaller group activities.

1-day training for tutors and mentors of international students

Orientation days and support at the start of the semester

Group activities throughout the semester

Individual activities according to personal interests

Learning language in Tandem


Who can apply?

International students who are exchange or regular full-time students pursuing a degree at the RUB can apply for the programme.

How can I apply?

Please apply via the online form by September 15th.

Application to the Buddy Programme

Please apply via the online form by September 15th.

 

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