Welcome Buddies! is a group of engaged students, who organize regular meetings and events to welcome all to the university.
Guest auditors will get to know other students to have a contact person both in and outside the university.
Each refugee will be brought together with a regular student who offers guidance in the university, but the buddy will also help in daily life to cope with and settle in the new city.
A further important part is the intensive preparation of the programme’s participants for the study through intercultural workshops as well as events during the semester which offer intercultural exchange.
The students will help the refugees not only in their study but also be the antenna of the student administration for daily, inconspicuous obstacles. They will become multipliers inside the university as well as e.g. for the further career path of the refugees –besides, they obviously make an impact on the welcoming culture on campus. At the same time, the engaged students themselves benefit from their exchange with the refugees.