The Buddy-Programme is designed for current students studying in the 2nd semester and higher as well as for prospective international exchange and degree students who will pursue their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer shortly. This programme aims to provide support to new international students before and during their studies at the university and to deepen the intercultural exchange on campus.

Current students participating at this programme can enhance their intercultural and social competences and, ideally, improve their foreign language proficiency.

Prospective international exchange and degree students participating will receive support in intial practical and academic questions and will get a good insight in the student life and daily life atmosphere in Germany.

The participation in the Buddy-Programme is free of charge!

Contact: Marina Gastmann

Tel.: +49 (0) 4921/ 807-1369

E-Mail: marina.gastmann@hs-emden-leer.de

For voluntary Buddys

My tasks as a Buddy: Check list for Buddys (As per: February 2018)

Voluntary Buddys will receive a Certificate of Participation through the International Office. 

For international first-semester students

Before Arrival

  • first student contact at the university
  • support with arrival preperations (e.g. train connections)
  • Pick-up service at Emden or Leer train station

After Arrival

  • guidance to new acommodation in Emden or Leer 
  • explanation of renting and accommodation conditions 
  • shopping information in town (e.g. groceries, pharmacies)
  • information about banks and cash machines in town
  • guidance to the university and International Office on your first day

During the semester

  • common activities in your free time
  • support with language barriers
  • meeting new friends at the university and in town 
  • common participation at the universitys´ events
  • support in academic questions (e.g. exam registration, preparing reports and presentations, contact teachers)
  • support with accommodation difficulties

Buddy Tribute 2017/18

Buddy Tribute 2016/17

Buddy Tribute 2015/16

Buddy Tribute 2014/15