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Come2Campus Buddy Program  

TU Dortmund University runs a Buddy Program during the Come2Campus orientation days. It is a welcome event which aims to offer informal and friendly support for all new students to settle down into study and life in Dortmund with the help of other TU Dortmund University students. 

The initial contact with another student who has been studying a similar subject like yours at TU Dortmund University will be made via e-mail. 

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What are my responsibilities as a Buddy?

The program matches up newly arrived students with established students (who have been studying here for at least one semester) to help the new students to settle into their university and life in Germany. We currently have international students from many different countries - for many it may be the first time outside their home country. All Buddy Program participants have to do is keep in touch at least for the first semester and support them.


Who can participate in the Buddy program?

The Buddy Program is open to all students - German and international students who have been studying and living in Dortmund for a while. If you decide to join as a Buddy for Come2Campus, you should be interested in helping international students.  

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What's in it for me to be a Buddy?

As a Buddy you will be a contact person and a source of information for others who do not know anything about studying and living in Dortmund. You meet people from all over the world and get to know their culture and that is why it is a great a chance to improve your intercultural competencies.

Buddies will be given a participation certificate after handing in a short report about their activities with the international group. The certificate can be used for the "Zertifikat Studium International" . More information will be given by the Come2Campus team.


How time-consuming is the Buddy Program?

"Come2Campus" is orgranized in 3 parts:

1. Pre-Meeting

2. Come2Campus

3. Post-Meeting

There will be a pre-meeting approx. one week before Come2Campus where all Buddies meet up with the organization team. The welcome program and other organizational points will be introduced to the Buddies. Also, information on the participation certificate and "Zertifikat Studium International" will be given.

The welcome event Come2Campus takes place on two weekdays and usually starts around noon.

A post-meeting will be two weeks after Come2Campus to which all participants are invited to join. International freshmen can talk about their experiences from the first weeks. It is also an opportunity to give feedback for the organization.



Wasila Al-Dubai


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Next Come2Campus:

4-5 October 2018

Contact: Wasila Al-Dubai

Location: IBZ