A volunteer experience provided by DEGIS aims to connect incoming international students to already settled ones in Germany, in order to improve the experience and provide better opportunities through networking and mutual support.
The DEGIS Buddy Program was launched in the Wintersemester 2020/2021, with the goal of connecting one or more incoming international students, so-called “Incoming Buddies” with an experienced senior international student in Germany, so-called “Local Buddy”. The goal of the program is that the Local Buddies, who have a great understanding of the challenges of newly arriving international students in Germany, can help the Incoming Buddies on overcoming these challenges and have a smooth start in Germany.
How does the Buddy Program work?
What are the criteria to be an Incoming Buddy?
What are the criteria to be a Local Buddy?
Since the program is on a volunteering basis, all our Local Buddies support the Incoming Buddies without expecting anything in return. We expect both sides to be respectful to each other. In order to guarantee that, both sides have to agree to a code of conduct, in which they agree to the rules of the program.