Buddy Program and Social Activities

What is the Buddy-Program?

To support you during your stay in Tübingen and to promote an intercultural exchange we have set up a Buddy Program in which a student of the University of Tübingen teams up with an IES participant. The Buddy-Program will allow you to get to know Tübingen student life first-hand and to make friends.

How will the buddy teams be matched?

The IES team matches the buddy teams according to their interests, their foreign language skills as well as their field of study.

What are the tasks for your buddy?

Prior to your arrival, your buddy will contact you by email. You can ask her/him anything you would like to know to prepare your stay in Tübingen.

On your arrival day your buddy will pick you up at Tübingen train or bus station and bring you to the registration office and accompany you to your accomodation.

During the program it is up to you and your buddy when and how often you meet.

Intercultural Exchange and Social Activities

You will get the chance to experience German and other cultures, explore Tübingen and its surroundings - a perfect chance get to know your classmates and buddies better and have fun together.

The (optional) social program includes trips, cultural activities as well as social gatherings.

Participation in the social program is optional and you can register during the first week of the program on our blog.

The social program includes activities such as making pretzels, Bowling, trips to nearby castles and monasteries or film evenings.

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