68 new ex­change stu­dents: A warm wel­come to Pader­born

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On Tuesday, 5 March, Martina Schrade, Nicole Struzek, Heike Stiller and Brigitte Rohde from the International Office welcomed the new exchange students for the summer semester at an official introductory event at Paderborn University. The 68 international students come from 34 partner universities in 21 different countries. Together with 40 exchange students who started their stay in the winter semester and will continue in the summer semester, they will spend the summer semester 2024 in Paderborn.

During the introductory event, the international students were given an overview of the university and the campus. This was followed by a first visit to the canteen. They were also introduced to the cultural programme they can take part in during the coming semester. The International Office and the student association "Eurobiz e. V." organise numerous events, including trips to various cities in Germany.

During their first week at Paderborn University, new students take part in "intercultural workshops" organised by the International Office. The events on the topic of "Living and studying in Germany" are designed to help them quickly settle into their new environment. The students also complete a German course in March in preparation for the semester. In addition, the exchange students are supported by 45 mentors - Paderborn students who accompany the exchange students in the first few weeks and support them, for example, in signing rental contracts, doing their first shopping or going to the residents' registration office.

Further information can be found on the websites of the International Office and the student initiative Eurobiz.

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Photo (Paderborn University, Stephan Risse): Martina Schrade, Nicole Struzek and Heike Stiller (right) from the Incoming Team of the International Office welcomed the new exchange students at the beginning of March. They travelled from 21 different countries to study at Paderborn University in the summer semester.