Eva Boes
+49 6131 392 87 44

Dalheimer Weg 2, 1st floor, room: 131
55128 Mainz

Foreigners become Friends

Your life in Mainz & Bingen!

Become a guest student

You want to get to know the real everyday life and the people in the region?
Then get out of university and into the real life of the people here!

With the program "Foreigners become Friends" we offer you the chance to really immerse yourself in our beautiful surroundings and get to know authentic people from here. Just sign up and find contacts outside your university that can shape your life: Whether they are a retiree, a family or a professional - many people are happy about the opportunity to show you their home, way of life, festivals and specialties. And of course they are curious about you, your culture and your point of view.

This journey of discovery is not a quick tour of the city: many of the strangers who have become friends with us are still family after many years and remain connected across all borders. So plan time for it and look forward to a long-term enrichment of your life.

How does "Foreigners become Friends" work?

At "Foreigners become Friends" you can easily apply online. Afterwards, we would like to get to know you to find out who is the best match for you. In doing so, we pay attention to your interests, places of residence, fields of study and other factors that are important according to our many years of experience. We then send you the information so that you can get in touch with each other, arrange to meet and get to know each other.

If everything fits well, this often leads to long-term friendships that enrich you and broaden your cultural horizons. You can also help each other improve your foreign language skills. Together you can explore life in the region and your leisure activities as well as share your everyday life. If one contact does not work out, you are welcome to ask for another contact to get a new chance for a trustful reliable contact.

Here you can register

Will I receive a confirmation of participation?

All participants who have been active for at least one semester can request a confirmation of participation. We will send you a form for your experience report. As soon as you return the completed form, we will send you a confirmation that you can use for your application documents. In addition, participation in the Buddy Program is recognized, for example, by the Johannes Gutenberg University as an intercultural qualification for Erasmus internships.