What Germans take for granted can quickly become a challenge for international students. Not only because of language barriers, but also because of different mentalities and habits.
Transfer your rent? Giving presentations? Go to consulting hours with your professor?

Here the support of Buddies is needed.

What is the Buddy program?

Goal of the Buddy program is the intercultural encounter of students from Bremerhaven and students from abroad. On the one hand, it is about very practical things like picking you up at the airport/ train station and helping you finding your way around Bremerhaven. On the other hand, it is also about the exchange of languages, cultures and experiences abroad and the formation of friendships. 

Who or what is a Buddy?

Buddy - [‘badi] is American English and means "pal", "close friend", "fellow". Divers use the term "Buddy System". that means groups are organized in which members take care of each other, support each other and help with problems.

This basic idea is behind the Buddy program, too. Students from the Hochschule Bremerhaven make it easier for foreign students to start their studies, they help them with everyday things and take special responsibility for their social integration.

What do I need a Buddy for?

When you come from abroad, your Buddy can help you before and after your arrival in Bremerhaven to find your way around the city and the university. If possible, your Buddy can pick you up at the airport/ train station and take you to your apartment. He / She is also the first opportunity for you to get to know the local students.
The Buddies are not being paid for this, they support you on a voluntary basis. If you have any questions, your Buddy will happily help you.

Thanks to the support of the “Verein zur Förderung der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V.” we were able to start this project.

Do you want to become a Buddy?

We are always looking for new Buddies!

If you are a student at the Hochschule Bremerhaven and you are interested in becoming a Buddy, feel free to contact us via lei@hs-bremerhaven.de or just send us a message over Instagram or Facebook.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!