Buddy Programme

Are you from abroad and are about to start your PhD at the CGA? Or are you in Cologne already and would like to add an international touch to your life? If that is you, our CGA buddy program is just what you are looking for. The buddy programme helps create partnerships between CGA members and international students who are about to begin their research stay in Cologne to promote cultural exchange and international understanding.

Which advantages does the buddy programme hold for new international students? You…

  • will get to know CGA students from other classes and benefit from their advice and support
  • will receive vital information about your stay in Cologne even prior to your arrival
  • will receive support when it comes to navigating your way around the campus and mastering every-day life at our institutes
  • will receive assistance when it comes to filling out paperwork

Which advantages does the buddy programme hold for CGA students? You…

  • will experience an intercultural and direct exchange with students from all around the globe
  • will put to use your foreign languages and deepen your knowledge
  • will have a very rewarding task
  • will receive a certificate proving your social commitment and voluntary work