Every year, several hundred international students come to study at the University of Siegen. As exciting as a stay in an unfamiliar country is, it can bring a varierty of challenges:
- language barriers
- new culture and customs
- building contacts etc.
The Buddy Program serves as a point of contact to help international students find their way around the city and University of Siegen and to establish contact with local students.
A peer-to-peer offering, encouraging intercultural exchange among student groups. International students are assigned an experienced local buddy from a higher semester who will be contact person. This person accompanies students in all questions concerning their studies and everyday life.
During the semester, varies cultural events are organized where the buddy pairs can get to know each other and exchange ideas.
Read more and register here: https://www.uni-siegen.de/incoming/programs/buddy/index.html.en?lang=en
Please note: This buddy program is a joint initiative of ESN Siegen and the International Office of Siegen University and has been introduced as the successor of the Krönchen Buddy of INS² in summerterm 2021. It is in early stage and will be improved from time to time.