International Office

Elena Sarri

Local Buddies: Procedure and registration

Discover new perspectives and get to know students from all over the world!
Are you interested in international exchange?
Would you like to acquire intercultural skills?
You would like to support one or a small group of two or three international students on their arrival in Oldenburg and act as a contact person?
Would you like to do things together?
Then join our buddy programme as a "local" buddy!

How does the programme work?

  1. register as early as possible using the form below
  2. participate in the training before the semester starts and network with other local buddies (dates in March and September)
  3. buddy groups are assigned from February to April (summer semester) or August to October (winter semester)
  4. first contact by e-mail between Local Buddies and International Buddies
  5. by arrangement: pick-up of the International Buddies from the train station, accompany them to the flat
  6. undertake joint activities
  7. at the end of the semester: if necessary, write a report on your experience and receive a certificate of voluntary service. In your report of no more than 2 pages, you should address the following questions:
  • Who did you supervise and how did the journey and the initial contact go?
  • What did you do together? What support were you able to give?
  • How did you experience yourself in your role as a buddy? What learning experiences did you take with you?

Who can participate?

Oldenburg students of all disciplines who are at least in their 2nd semester. Ideally, you should be available one month before the start of the semester and during the semester.

If you would like to register for the Buddy Programme, please fill out the form below. We will then contact you in August/March.

Apply as a Local Buddy

If you wish to apply for the Buddy programme, please fill in this form. We will get in touch with you.

Attention for international students: in order to complete the registration, you must upload an admission from the University of Oldenburg.

Personal details
Buddy activity
Data privacy

All personal data relating to your application for our Buddy programme is processed in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Such information is processed by the University of Oldenburg solely in connection with the OPLUS programme. The data is stored on the server of the University of Oldenburg as long as it is necessary for administrative purposes.

You may, on written request, obtain access to your personal data and correct any information that is inaccurate or incomplete. You should address any questions regarding the processing of your personal data to the University of Oldenburg.

Data privacy statement of the University of Oldenburg

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