BeBuddy program


Become a Buddy!

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You are interested in other cultures and would like to make it easier for international students to start their studies at RWTH Aachen University? Then get involved today as a buddy in the BeBuddy program of the International Office and accompany an international student during his/her first three months in Aachen.


As a buddy you will have the opportunity to make international friends and improve your foreign language skills. You will also gain useful information for your stay abroad. Furthermore, your participation will be certified and is even a component of the "Zertifikat-Internationales".


Your first task is, of course, to get in touch with your mentee, ideally before her/his arrival. Your mentee will be very happy to see a familiar face upon arrival in Aachen. In addition, you will help your international student to get acquainted with university life by giving her/him a campus tour and support her/him in everyday life with questions about studying and living in the imperial city.


You are at least in your second semester at the RWTH and know your department well? You speak German (at least B1 level) and have a good command of English? Then there is almost nothing standing in the way of your being a buddy! The last step is to participate in the BeBuddy training of the International Office.


You can register online in the BeBuddy database at any time. Afterwards you register for the BeBuddy training by .

Information about the program and registration requirements can be found here.