Dear exchange student (at FH Dortmund, University of Applied Sciences),
The first few weeks in a foreign country are often the most challenging. You have to get used to your new surroundings,
as well as the local customs, and the way of life in Germany.
This is where the Buddy Program comes in! We will pair you up with a local student. He or she will then be your buddy,
and will help you settle in Dortmund. Your buddy may show you around town, show you how to get the best out of student
life in Dortmund, or help you to get organised during your first few weeks.
Our buddies are students from Dortmund who are interested in getting to know people from all around the world and who
would like to help international students get used to life in Dortmund. All our buddies are volunteers!
Depending on the number of people who register for the program, you may also "share" your buddy with another
international student.
We will match you with your buddy based on the information you provide. As soon as we've found you a buddy, you and
your buddy will receive each other's contact details via email. This will happen before the start of the semester.
NOTE: Usually we receive more applications from international students than the number of available buddies in Dortmund.
Unfortunately this means we cannot guarantee that we will find a buddy for you. 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us:
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