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weBuddy Programme - Be a Buddy

Help us welcome our international students and make them feel at home at the HAW Hamburg. We are looking for experienced HAW Hamburg students to be "buddies" and help support our freshmen in the first difficult weeks in the city and at the university. In the days before the semester starts the International Office organizes a Welcome Week with events and a Welcome Dinner. During the semester there are regular events which the buddies can also participate in.

What does a buddy do?

You support new international students in the first weeks of the semester in the following areas: 

  • collect them from the airport and take them to their hall of residence
  • help them open a bank account and get health insurance
  • help them with official paperwork and get them registered with the city
  • help them find their way around the universiy (HELIOS, Mensa, libraries, study plans)

What are the advantages of being a buddy?

  • make friends from all over the world
  • practice your language skills
  • get to know new cultures and improve your intercultural competences
  • meet students from partner universities and network in preparation for your study abroad
  • join in fun events during the semester

Participation in the weBuddy programme is free for international students and work as a buddy is voluntary and unpaid. You will receive a certificate at the end of your activity. If you are interested, please send an eMail to Mariana Paunova. Please let us know if you would like to be a buddy for an international degree-seeking student or a guest student.

Letzte Änderung: 29.03.16

An die Redaktion

HAW Hamburg
International Office

Campus Berliner Tor
Stiftstr. 69
20099 Hamburg

Mariana Paunova
Tel.: +49.40.428 75-9834
Room 116 / Ist floor

Office hours:
Tues. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
or by appointment

weBuddy facebook Group Become a member of our weBuddy English Group by sending an eMail from your HAW Hamburg account to: io_services(@)