Are you new in Hamburg? Would you like to meet new people and accompany newcomers at the start of their life in the city? The InBuddy (short form: Integration Buddy) program offers you the opportunity to do so.
InBuddy Program brings newcomers in Hamburg into contact with people who have been living in Hamburg for a number of years. The aim of the program is to support newcomers in their everyday activities in Hamburg. The program is designed to make moving to Hamburg and settling in the city as easy as possible
What does a buddy do?
The tasks a buddy can perform are highly diverse. A buddy can accompany newcomers, provide them with information and help them practice the German language & learn the German culture with a view to enhancing their settling in the city.
The buddy can also assist the newcomer in organizing studies, searching for jobs, opening a bank account, and making the necessary visits to local authorities. Joint leisure-time activities and sightseeing excursions may naturally be on the agenda as well! Ultimately, a buddy’s tasks vary from case to case. The buddy must determine how to help the newcomer and what types of activities to undertake with him or her.
Periodically, we organize several meetings that serve as a contact point for all buddies. In the first meeting, all buddies get to know each other personally and can exchange contact details. After contact details have been exchanged, the buddy couples are free to organize their meetings independently or to come to further buddy meetings. At other arranged meetings, such as game nights and excursions, to which all buddies are always cordially invited, you can get to know new buddies and you can decide for yourself if and with whom you would like to become buddies.
The InBuddy Program offers all participants a perfect opportunity to make international contacts and friendships, brush up on their foreign language skills, and discover new cultures.
Do you need a buddy, or would you like to be a buddy? Register HERE