“THM Newcomer Buddies” are newly arrived international students (exchange students and international degree-seeking THM students) who are in search of new contacts and are open for valuable support while settling in at THM.


Buddy Matching:

We cannot guarantee that your buddy will match your preferences in every respect. In general, participating in the Buddy Programme will require a certain degree of openness and flexibility towards all participants. You can find a buddy yourself by attending one of our events. If you can come to our “ Semester Kickoff Meet & Greet” on October 12 for example, you can get to know potential buddies.

It is also possible that we will be able to suggest a buddy for you before these events based on the registrations we have received. Using the information you have provided above, we will do our best to find the right buddy for you.

We will contact you as soon as we have found a buddy for you.

Data protection notice regarding the International Buddy-Program:
The data that you have provided in the entry form will be stored at the International Office of the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Wiesenstrasse 14, 35390, Giessen. The data serves solely the interests of the International Buddy Programme. By participating in the International Buddy Programme, you hereby agree that the data you have provided may be passed on to other programme participants. The data will not be made available to persons outside of this group. If so desired, your personal data will be irrevocably deleted immediately. In accordance with Section 8 (1) of the Hessian Data Protection Act (HDSG), you have the right to information and notification concerning the data stored about your person (Section 18), to confirm that your data has been correctly dealt with on the grounds of particular personal reasons you bring forth (Section 7 (5)), to access the register of processing operations (Section 6 (2), to correct, block or delete data regarding yourself (Section 19). You also have the right to compensation (Section 20) and to contact the data protection officer (Section 28). If you have any questions concerning data protection, you can contact THM's data protection officer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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