Buddy Program

For most of the IMPRS-CS students from all over the world coming to Saarbrücken, it is their first stay abroad in a sometimes very unfamiliar environment. We want them to feel at home as quickly as possible, so when they arrive at the institute we help them to become familiar with their new surroundings. For the first weeks, we provide accommodation and with the help of so-called buddies (students of Computer Science in Saarbrücken who wish to give the foreign students a warm welcome), we guide them through their daily problems, like finding a flat, extending their visas, etc.

What is a buddy?

Our buddies are more than helpers in emergencies. They’re also friends. For them, IMPRS is a chance to apply their creativity and, for example, organize short trips to cities in Germany or France or tours in Saarbrücken (swimming, museum, theatre, cinema, pubs). In this way, the foreign students get to know Germany and the German culture, and they quickly find friends here.

Who wants to be one of our buddies? Volunteers wanted!

If you’d like to be part of our buddy scheme and organize some cool spare time activities, or help our foreign students to settle in a bit more easily, please e-mail us stating your name, phone number, the languages you speak and your hobbies or just fill in our form.

Looking forward to meeting you!