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Buddy Program

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If you want to get to know students from all over the world and improve your foreign language skills, or if you just feel like facilitating the international student life at MSH with your experience - become a buddy.

What does a buddy do?
As a buddy you make an important contribution to the success of MSH international exchange programs. A buddy helps guest students with initial difficulties in the new environment, provides them with advice and helps them feel welcome in Hamburg and MSH. Accompany guest students both before arrival and when looking for housing, as well as when they arrive and settling in. Help to work with TraiNex, the library, give tips on recreational activities and do joint activities.

Possible functions of a buddy can be:     

  • Support in the integration into the Hamburg city life (possibly pickup from the airport, tips and tricks in the apartment search, registration at the registration office, help finding a good mobile phone rates, leisure activities, etc.)     
  • Contact person for problems in student life (tips and tricks in the literature search and use of our printing system)     
  • Helping to achieve the scientific standard of written work (for example proofreading)

Why become a buddy?
Of course, as a buddy you also benefit from the exchange with an international guest student. Get to know a foreign culture up close and improve your foreign language skills. You can build international relationships and actively shape them.

Participation in the Buddy Program is voluntary and therefore free of charge. We are happy to issue you a certificate of your honorary commitment in higher education. For an internal scholarship application, this will be positive.

The advantages at a glance:    

  • International networking     
  • Expand leadership skills for future working life     
  • improve language skills     
  • Long-standing international friendships close     
  • social commitment     
  • Participate together with visiting students at events of the International Office

This is how you become a buddy

Have we piqued your interest? You are committed, you enjoy dealing with people and you want to actively shape an international network? Then contact the International Office by e-mail.


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