The concept of the Buddy Program is quite easy: Students from Hamburg (Mentors) help incoming students (Buddys / Mentorees) in their first couple of weeks with. e.g. finding the closest supermarket, getting a German SIM card, finding the admissions office at their university,....

It's a great way to make new friends and work on your language skills! 

Advantages as Buddy (Mentoree):

  • First contact in a foreign country
  • Getting to know german students
  • Knowledge about what to do next and many tips
  • And hopefully much more..

Advantages as Mentor:

  • Contact with exchange students
  • Getting to know another culture
  • Improving your language skills
  • It's always great to have some friends abroad who you can visit ;)
  • And hopefully  much more..


Here you can apply for our buddy program if you would like to have a mentor or if you want to help exchange students. If you fill out the blank correctly you will get a short message that everything worked.

Normally we arrange the buddy program 1-2 month before the beginning of the semester. But in some cases we need some time to find a mentor/mentoree for you. Even if we don't find anybody for you, we will contact you.