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

Get a Welcome Buddy!

What do I need a Welcome Buddy for?

The start of a semester abroad or beginning of your studies is a very exciting time. There are many new things to discover and organize. Our student assistants will help you with the bureaucratic formalities and by organize cultural activities. These assistants supervise several exchange students at the same time but only one Welcome Buddy will be assigned to you, she or he will integrate you into the social life in Flensburg. Welcome buddies are all student volunteers, so it is up to you how often, and where you meet.

Your Buddy can support you in the following ways:

  •     Orientation at the university: What actually is the Zimt? How do I register with Moodle? Where can I get the best coffee? What can I do when I have time off between classes?
  •     General help with settling in Flensburg: going out, shopping (weekly markets, flea markets etc.), where can I get a cheap bike, recommended doctors ?
  •     Contact persons for other questions or problems.
  •     Help with language problems (as not all people in Germany speak English)

When will I get to meet my Welcome Buddy?

The first personal meeting is scheduled to take place during the orientation week for the incoming students organized by the International Center. If your Welcome Buddy does not have time then, another meeting can be arranged.

How are the matches made?

The matches are made based on the filled registration forms you are sending. This means that field of study, interests and other similarities between you will be taken into consideration.

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: buddy@uni-flensburg.de .

If desired and still possible, we will refer you to another Buddy.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

Send an e-mail to buddy@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 the registration form.