Join our Buddy Program either as a Local or as an international who is arriving for an exchange to Braunschweig!
Just download the app Papaya (ESN) from your chosen store and register!
Let's also answer some FAQs:
What is it about?
As a local student you will be matched with an international student before his/her arrival to Braunschweig. The idea is to make some preparations for him/her (e.g. assist with finding a flat) and take place in some cool events during the semester. The most obvious place to start looking for events would be our ESN events (sorry for bragging :)). However, if you, as a local, have cool places, restaurants, parks, or activities you would like to show your international, it is great if you want to share them! Just have a good time together and make everybody feel welcome :).
How can I join as local student?
Download the Papaya app linked down below, select that you are a local student, and tell as a bit about yourself. We will take care of the rest :)
How can I join as international student?
Download the Papaya app linked down below, select that you are an international student, and tell as a bit about yourself. We will take care of the rest :)
How much time do I need to spend as a local buddy/international?
This depends entirely on you! As international, you can decide how much help you need and how much time you would like to spend. But obviously, as a local you are free to decide the same. Usually, it is not a problem to come to an agreement and the most important part is to have fun together :)!
Until when can I sign up?
As a local you can sign up until 30.08.2021 in Papaya. Sadly, we cannot accept registrations later than that because we would like you to participate in our mandatory preparation workshop (see question below) in the beginning of September.
Do I need to prepare?
As international, you don't need to prepare! Just come to Braunschweig and wait to meet your buddy!
As local, there is also not too much you need to do. However, we offer a mandatory preparation workshop for all locals so that everybody has the same information. You will receive a guide which answers pretty much any question your international might have but that's it. Anything else should be agreed as a buddy pair.