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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 the 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 possible solutions. Your personal "Study Buddy" will provide 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 organised by the International Club - 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 get credits for the "Certificate of International Competence".

We wish you all the best for your studies at the University of Bonn and 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!

Application for the Winter Semester 2017/18 is possible from the 1st of July

If you would like to apply for the Study-Buddy Program please use the online registration form (or send us the pdf-application form / word-document via email/post). Since there is no application deadline for international students, you may also apply for the Study-Buddy 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
Astrid Mentani 
International Office 
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53  
53115 Bonn
Office Hours: Monday & Thursday 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
 

 The next Study-Buddy meetings will take place on Tues. the 18th and Wed. the 19th of July 2017, from 19:00 to 23:00 at the International Club of the University of Bonn!

 

Feedback

After taking part in the Study-Buddy Program, please fill out this Feedback-Questionaire 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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