Become a DIGITAL Buddy mentor!

  •     Interest in intercultural experiences
  •     open-mindedness
  •     Respectful interaction with others
  •     A little time in the semester (approx. 2-4 semester week hours)
  •     Knowledge of German is an advantage

  • First contact person for the new buddy in everyday and study questions
  • Accompaniment of the new international student for at least one semester (allow a little more time at the beginning for approx. 4-8 hours)
  • Average expenditure of time approx. 2-4 semester hours per week
  • Find out and pass on important dates and events at the beginning of the semester
  • Planning and implementing leisure activities together (with the welcome voucher booklet!)
  • You don't have to accompany your Buddy 24 hours a day!
  • You don't have to be a life counsellor, i.e. you can refer to appropriate positions (e.g. psychological counselling at the university).

  •     new friendships with people from other countries
  •     intercultural encounter through mutual learning from each other
  •     to acquire or improve knowledge of foreign languages
  •     expand and expand your knowledge of other cultures
  •     free participation in various seminars and events
  •     to acquire skills (soft skills) that are in great demand on the labour market
  •     Certificate of commitment (ERASMUS plus points) if you have completed a feedback form
  •     Volunteer card of the city of Ulm (discounts for cultural events, for example)

    •     Make arrangements right from the beginning
    •     Discuss the frequency of your meetings.
    •     Initially make fixed appointments
    •     later perhaps also regular appointments, such as  once a week or every two weeks
    •     Keep appointments punctually or cancel them in time
    •     Discuss which communication channels are best for you to use (telephone, e-mail...)
    •     Clarify your expectations
    •     Treat each other with respect 


    1. Matching of registrations: Once we have received enough registrations, we will build Buddy pairs taking individual requests into account.
    2. Information on Buddies: After the matching of registrations we will notify you and your new Buddy and equip you with the necessary contact information, and arrival dates if available.
    3. Contact with your Buddy: Now, there should be no more obstacles for getting to know your new Buddy. Decide with which medium you will talk
    4. ONLINE-PROGRAMME: We are currently organizing an online support programme for you!
    5. Feedback: We ask all participants of the Buddy Program for a response at the end of the semester (feedback form). On the one hand, we are interested in a general feedback because we are always seeking to adapt our offerings to your needs. On the other hand, we would like to know if you still want to accompany your Buddy" for at least another semester or if you, an experienced Buddy, are glad to help new arriving international students in forthcoming semesters. 
    6. Filling out the registration form: Simply fill out the registration form at the button. Please remember: the more accurately you fill out the registration form, the better we can find your “perfect” match.
    7. Confirmation: You will get a automatic confirmation after registrtation. At the end of the semester term or at the beginning of the next semester term you get information about your BUDDY partner. You will get also information about dates and events within the Buddy Program.

    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.

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