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Get Involved – The Application for the Buddy Program Is Now Open!

The latest CHE ranking showed that students at the TUM School of Management feel that the school provides optimal support during the study entry phase. “Our students are our most important stakeholders, which is why we make every effort to welcome our first-year students into the TUM family and provide several programs designed to enable a great start”, says Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management. One of those programs is the Buddy Program, initiated to support first-year or exchange students when they first arrive in Munich. The application for the upcoming winter term is currently open, and for the first time ever, and due to the unusual situation, students can also apply to become a virtual buddy only.

By participating, students have the great opportunity to meet new people from all over the world, attend fun events and make new friends. On top of that, they might be able to improve their foreign language skills and gain in-depth intercultural competencies. Buddies help their protégés feel comfortable after arriving in their new environment and sometimes even before they arrive in Munich. Altogether, buddies play a large role in making studying at TUM School of Management a valuable experience.

Students can become a one-to-one buddy for an exchange student or a one-to-group buddy for first-year students. Being a buddy for an exchange student means establishing the first contact between students from abroad and TUM School of Management students and help them settle in, both in Munich and at the TUM. They might also support the exchange students in finding accommodation. Students who become a buddy for first-year students aid a group of new students during their first semester, organize social fun events and get-togethers.

The 2020 winter application period runs until August 9, 2020. More information and the application link can be found here, questions can be directed to buddy@wi.tum.de.

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