I'm here for you - your Buddy coordinator!

Kathrin Krechel

Studierendenwerk Mainz

SB II,  Colonel-Kleinmann-Weg 2 · 55128 Mainz

Room: 02-131, Level 2

06131 / 39 21126


Office hours:

Tue und Thu: 10:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Buddy Program

„I have found a really good friend thanks to the Buddy program. Without you we would probably never have met. Thank you for that!“ Nicole, German Buddy

The Buddy Program is an initiative by the Studierendenwerk Mainz and that was created in 2004. In order to bring students from Mainz and international students together and to promote cultural exchange, we connect one local student with one international student for one semester. This way, local students have the opportunity to meet internationals and international students have the opportunity to find a friend in the beginning who might make your start in Mainz easier and more fun!

Exclusive Buddy Get Together

We offer an exclusive Get Together each month for active Buddys. These monthly events give Buddies the opportunity to meet their personal Buddy and also to get to know other students of the program.

Open to New Ideas

We appreciate your own creativity su much: If you have an idea for an event and are willing to organize it for the Buddy group, please let us know. Then we can check what we will be able to set up together and how the Studierendenwerk Mainz can support you – financially and organizationally. You have so many talents and potential that we can use together to fill the Buddy program with more life! :)

Newsletter and Buddy Blog

In our monthly newsletter, we will keep you up to date about the latest news, meetings and so on. In addition to that, you can read about beautiful, funny or touching Buddy experiences in our Buddy Blog.

Are you interested in becoming a Buddy blogger yourself and would you love to share your adventures with other Buddys or interested students? Or are you and your Buddy willing to give us a little interview? Then write an e-mail to buddy@studierendenwerk-mainz.de, subject: “Buddy Blogger”! We are looking forward to your stories!

Ready for Questions, Happy to Help

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further ideas, questions, problems or comments. You can also come to our office. 

We are looking forward to a semester with you. 

Warm greetings,

Your Buddy Team