Gude Buddies

We are looking for mentors for our Buddy Program!

You want to learn more about other countries and cultures? You like to speak foreign languages? And you feel like getting involved with international students? Then our Buddy Program is the right place for you!

The Buddy System project

The Buddy System is an online platform matching international students and local students for a buddy programme. After the pairing is complete, you (as a local student) can meet new people, help international students get around in Darmstadt and  have a wonderful international experience 'at home'.

Advantages for local students

  • It is the ideal way to make contact with new people and new cultures
  • You will be part of an 'international atmosphere' (not to mention they've got great parties as well!)
  • International contacts, it’s always nice to have friends abroad you could visit.
  • And hopefully much, much more…

What tasks does a mentor have?

You make the start in Darmstadt easier for your mentee. One of your tasks is to be a contact person or friend for your mentee in Darmstadt. As a mentor, you are always welcome at our events with your mentee.

At the end of the semester, you will receive a certificate for your commitment, which you can use in your CV.

How to participate

If you want to get matched with an international student just visit the buddy system website and register as a local student!

What next?

Once you've filled in some information about yourself (your university, your hobbies, the languages you speak...) we'll put you in touch with a buddy!

If you need help or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.


You are an international student?

Visit our Buddy System page for intenational students laugh