Connecting local and exchange students at ASH Berlin
The Buddy Programme connects local and exchange students at ASH Berlin. As you know, all beginnings are difficult - and easier to handle when you have a buddy to help you with your new environment and the German language. ASH Berlin offers the buddy programme where regular ASH students volunteer as 1:1 or 1:2 supervisors for exchange students. Your buddy will help you with some bureaucratic issues, show you around the university, may pick you up from the airport or the train station or maybe show you their favourite café in Berlin.
ASH buddies are warmly welcomed to join the cultural activities organised by the International Office.
- If you are an exchange student wishing to participate in the Buddy programme, you can indicate this directly in your application.
- If you are a local ASH Berlin student wishing to become a buddy for exchange students, please contact us at buddy@ ash-berlin.euor come by during the office hours of the International Office.
Europe Day on 9th of May 2019
The taste of Europe: lemon muffins with creme cheese frosting!
On 9th of May 2019, the Buddy Programme and International Office of ASH Berlin celebrated Europe Day - with the European edition of our International Regulars' Table in Neukölln at bar "Ä". Drinking a Schorle or beer, we talked about the history of the Erasmus programme (who would have thought that it's already more than 30 years old?!), about going abroad for a study or internship semester (both can be funded with an Erasmus grant!), but also about the European elections on 26th of May 2019 (e.g. how can I vote when I'm abroad for an Erasmus semester?). More than just talking about elections though, we tried to find the taste of Europe: lemon muffins with creme cheese frosting an yellow sugar stars!
Why do we celebrate Europe Day? Europe Day marks the anniversary of the "Schumann declaration" in the year 1950: the then French foreign minister Robert Schumann declared his vision to create a European Coal and Steel Community. What does this have to do with the buddy programme at ASH Berlin? Schumann's vision, put into practice one year later, is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union. Without the European Union, the Erasmus programme wouldn't exist - and without the Erasmus programme, we as an international buddy programme probably wouldn't exist either - and that's something to be celebrated!
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As a Local Erasmus+ Intiative (LEI), the Buddy Programme of ASH Berlin is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).