International Office closed
The International Office will stay closed from December 18, 2017 until January 6, 2018.
The Buddy Program is designed to help international students find their way at the university and to facilitate the settling in Ulm. The cross-cultural encounter between students plays a crucial role especially during the first and second semester. The program's intentions are to encourage the exchange of cultures, languages and expericence abroad and the development of new friendships. The Buddy Program is essentially based on the voluntary efforts of Ulm University's students. It is part of the wider project “Programm für die Förderung der Integration ausländischer Studierender” at Ulm University
A Buddy-team consists of one experienced and one new student. The teams are formed by the International Office, according to the the information in your registration.
The experienced Buddies are students of Ulm University, who volunteered to support you in their free time. Even though they are no professional consultants, they provide you with useful advice to ease your settling in Ulm.
If you come from abroad, you may be paired with a Buddy right after your arrival in Ulm to help you getting to know the city and your new university in the first few semesters. He or she is also the first opportunity for you to become better acquainted with experienced students.
As an experienced Buddy you will have the opportunity to gather "experience abroad" and intercultural competence right here in Ulm. You will get to know international students and their cultures and languages as well as introduce your own culture to others.
If there are any problems, e.g. your Buddy does not answer or never seems to have time, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can only help if we are informed.
Here you will find further information, whether you are a:
You are welcome to contact us with further questions:
We wish all the participants of the Buddy Program lots of fun and joy and hope that by joining the program friendships across national borders can be formed.
Did you know.....
We can issue a certificate for your participation in the Buddy Programme