Despite the current pandemic we are still looking for local volunteers helping our newly arrived international PhDs feel welcome. Depending on the current rules and regulations, the exchange may need to be limited to virtual meetings.
Many PhD candidates and guest researchers come to Potsdam University from abroad to get a doctorate or work on research projects. Some will be in Potsdam for short periods of 1 to 3 months, others will stay several years. Some bring their families but many come on their own. We strive to match international and local buddies according to availability as well as area of research and campus affiliation.
As a buddy you would help new arrivals to settle in in Potsdam and at the university. Your responsibilities comprise the following points but may vary according to your buddy's individual needs:
(Should you be unable to answer your buddy's questions, please contact the Welcome Center.)