Getting started in a foreign country at a new university is an exciting challenge – and sometimes also a bit daunting. We want you to feel at home easily, which is why we set up the buddy program: A buddy is a student, who knows the university, the city and German culture well and who volunteered to help you fell at home.
Your buddy will collect the keys for your flat before your arrival, he/she will pick you up from the train station (bus station) and help you move into your new place. If needed, he/she will help you with your first shopping, will show you around the city and familiarize you with the university. Later, your buddy will accompany you to the different institutions, where you need to register – he/she will help you enroll at the university, issue the semester ticket (travelling document), visit the immigration office, register at the town hall, open a bank account, …..etc. You can ask your buddy for advice on anything – be it about the university, about travelling around Germany and Europe or about fun things to do in Ludwigshafen and surroundings.