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Page: https://www.hochschule-ruhr-west.de//study/student-service/buddy-programme/
Date: 18.12.2017, 02:13Clock

Buddy Program

For any questions please contact:

Stefanie Leesing
Koordination Mentoring-Programm

Dezernat IV
Duisburger Str. 100, 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Building 05

Phone: +49 (0)208 88254-321
Fax: +49 208 88254-219

stefanie.leesing hs-ruhrwest "«@&.de

Welcome to Ruhr West

New international students at Ruhr West often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on campus. The buddy program "HRW Navi" was created to ease the transition by pairing new international students with current students who provide linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at Ruhr West. Our buddies are volunteers who often studied abroad themselves, receiving the same warm welcome and intensive support.

Typical buddy activities include:

  • Answering questions by e-mail prior to students’ arrival in Germany
  • Picking up new arrivals at the airport
  • Showing international students around campus
  • Locating nearby banks and grocery stores
  • Offering assistance with finding a place to live
  • Visiting a museum or a Christmas market
  • Chatting over a cup of coffee

Welcome week for international students

Moreover, the Ruhr West buddies support the International Office with organising a ‘Welcome Week’ for all international students prior to the start of the semester, featuring a campus tour, introductions to other students and relevant university officials and a cultural program to familiarise incoming students with Mülheim an der Ruhr, the surrounding area and the history of the Ruhr region.