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Study Buddy Program

The Study-Buddy Program was launched by the International Office to provide information to international newcomers, and to help them adjust to their new environment. Every international student is matched with a “Buddy”, i.e. a German student who is familiar with the university's structures and is willing to give a helping hand during their stay abroad in Germany.

Study-BuddyMost of the German students participating in the Study Buddy Program have spent a year abroad themselves and are aware of the problems that might arise, and therefore ma be able to offer possible solutions. Your personal "Study Buddy" can provide you with valuable advice on everyday life in Bonn. By participating in the Study-Buddy Program, you will not only be able to get a head-start but you will also come into contact with other German students more easily. In the past, we have found that the program really helped to foster friendships, mutual understanding, and broadened the cultural horizon of all its participants.

 
The program's activities also include various events organized by the International Club - which is an excellent opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Plus, the Study-Buddy Program is free of charge! Furthermore, if you take part in the program, it is possible to earn credits for the "Certificate of International Competence".

We wish you all the best for your studies at the University of Bonn, and we are looking forward to you joining our program!

For a certificate of attendance, participants are required to attend two events / meetings and a feedback form must be submitted (see below)! 

 Please note: the Study-Buddy Program and the Bonn-Buddy Program (Junior Year) are two different programs which are organized by different departments!

An application for the Summer Semester is possible in February 2019! 

If you would like to apply for the Study-Buddy Program, please use the Online Registration Form . Since there is no application deadline for international students, you may also apply for the Study-Buddy Program during the semester!

If you do not have a current address in Bonn yet, you can fill-in the form anyway and send  your address later on by E-mail!  

Contact
Hanna Huckestein 
International Office 
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53  
53115 Bonn
Office Hours: appointment by agreement
 

 The next Study-Buddy meetings will be announced in the event calendar of the International Club, University of Bonn!

 

Feedback

After taking part in the Study-Buddy Program, please fill out this Feedback-Questionnaire so that we may improve the program: German/English word  /  pdf.   

 
"Berichtbogen" for the "Certificate for International Competence"

This document must only be filled-in if you have taken part in the Study-Buddy Program already and you would like to get credits for the "Certificate for International Competence". Please send all documents concerning the certificate to Mrs. Rübbert (auslandsstudium(at)uni-bonn.de).

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