International Buddy Programme

IBP goes digital. Staying digitally close at a time of social distancing: Even though in-person meetings are currently limited, we have adjusted our programme by drawing on the support of digital media so that we can all still support each other at THM.

  • Are you interested in meeting people from all over the world and making new contacts?
  • Do you want to improve your foreign language skills or are you thinking about studying or living abroad?
  • Do you want to take part in a programme with a wide variety of interesting and fun field trips, events and workshops?

Then the International Buddy Programme (IBP) is just right for you.

Every semester the International Buddy Programme builds “buddy teams” consisting of 'newcomers', that is, newly arrived international students and 'oldies', namely THM employees and students (both German and international students). The major emphasis is placed on getting the buddy teams to meet up. During the semester each buddy in the team supports the other by meeting on a regular basis (say, once a week). Of course how and when the buddy teams arrange their meetings is entirely up to them.

In addition you have the opportunity to take part in group events free of charge like field trips and workshops as well as cultural and sporting events.
Taking part in the events offered in the IPB is a great opportunity for buddy teams to do something together and meet more people. The current calendar of events is available online in the latest Welcome & Stay Calendar  or at "Semesterbegleitprogramm"


We are currently looking for dedicated participants for the 2020-21 autumn semester. Would you like to take part in the International Buddy Programme?

If so, just click on registration in the main menu to register.