Exchange Buddy Service

Each semester, the International Office works together with approximately 50 - 60 volunteer exchange buddies, who have the time and energy to greet students at the train station and bring them to their rooms. Students who have to rent a room from the Studentenwerk will also be given their keys upon arrival.

The exchange buddies support the International Office during the introduction days for exchange students and inform the new students about the details of the every day life of students in Göttingen. The exchange buddies also help to overcome language barriers and are able to provide information, during the orientation weeks, pertaining to the different fields of study.

During the entire stay, the volunteers function as buddies for the exchange students, help them to answer some questions about daily life or with problems and are pleased to be contacts for any other matters.

Since the buddies are often former ERASMUS students themselves, they play an essential roll in bridging the cultural gap and easing the stress of daily life abroad by helping with questions and problems.


Xiaoting He
Göttingen International - International Office

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Telefon: +49 (551) 39-21348

Simon Riedl
Exchange Buddy Service (Assistant Ms. Seack)

Opening Hours: Mo, Wed, Thu, Fri 10 - 12:30 am
Lageplan (UniTour)