Staff Participation

  • Would you like to help new and future international students (with and without a refugee background)?
  • Would you like to get to know other cultures and improve your foreign language skills?
  • Are you looking for an intercultural training course?

The International Buddy Programme is an offer of the International Office of the THM. It aims to promote the international community at our university and to make it easier for new international students and prospective students to get off to a good start at THM and in their immediate suroundings. As an employee of the THM, you also have the opportunity to welcome a "newcomer" to our university.

At the beginning of each semester, new or future international students (newcomers) are matched with experienced THM students or staff members (oldies) to form buddy teams. The main focus of the programme lies in the individual teams. How often they meet and what they do together is left entirely up to the buddy team (e.g. lunch together in the cafeteria, sports activities, city exploration). Next to these individual meetings, events & workshops on intercultural awareness complete the experience of the programme. A special event is a one-day Intercultural Training.