A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is
better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes
finer as the horizon expands William Lyon Phelps

What are the responsibilities of an Erasmus Buddy?

To create a welcoming environment for your incoming Erasmus Buddy. This includes helping to understand Germany's education system, helping to find suitable housing, and to smooth the social and academic transition so that they have an enjoyable semester in Flensburg.

Who can register as an Erasmus Buddy?

Both German and International Students can become an Erasmus Buddy, as long as they have spent at least a semester abroad. Moreover, you should have studied at least two semesters at EUF, be interested in interculturalism, enjoy getting to know people and be sociable. Speaking languages other than English are an advantage. Please indicate other languages you speak on the application form.

How much time should I plan to be there for my Buddy?

You should plan to be available for your Buddy about two to three hours per week per semester.

The first personal (virtual) meeting will take place during the orientation week for the incoming students organized by the International Center. If you don't have time then, you can of course arrange another meeting.

During the semester further Buddy meetings will be organized.

When will my Buddy be in Flensburg?

If teaching takes place in the presence form from the next semester, then the buddy will be in Flensburg in September or before.

How are the matches made?

The matches are made based on the students’ field of study and similar interests. Most importantly, the university/ home country of the incoming buddy and the destination of the buddy in Flensburg for his/ her Erasmus semester is the main factor to make the matches.

If there are no incoming students from the partner university or country the EUF outgoing is planing to go then we will let you know that not perfect match was found.

My Buddy and I don't get along very well. What do you want me to do?

If things don't work out between you and your Buddy, please inform us by e-mail: lei-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de

Why should I become a Welcome Buddy?

To broaden your social group and create a connection with someone abroad who might help you when you find yourself in their country during your semester abroad. It is also an important and fulfilling role which can lead to a sense of accomplishment  by helping out another incoming student during their stay in Flensburg.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

Send an e-mail to lei@uni-flensburg.de . If the questions cannot be answered by e-mail, we will make an appointment with you.

How can I sign up?

Please complete theregistration form.