Buddy Programme

Connecting local and exchange students at ASH Berlin

The ASH Buddy Programme connects local and exchange students at ASH Berlin. As we all know, all beginnings are difficult - and easier to handle when you have a buddy to help you settle into your new environment. In the ASH Buddy Programme, regular ASH students volunteer as 1:1 or 1:2 contacts for exchange students. Your ASH buddy can help you with everyday 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.

Cultural programme

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@ avoid-unrequested-mailsash-berlin.euor switch to the German version for more details.

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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).