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Become a mentor


Please click here to register as a mentor for the winter term 2021/ 22.


What makes a good mentor?

Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentors in the Intercultural Mentoring. At its core, the Intercultural Mentoring guarantees our new international a good start in Freiburg and at our university. To have someone to ask any question you might have makes a positive difference for our new international students at the beginning of their studies.

All you need as a mentor – it’s right in you:

  • share your own experiences as a student for one semester
  • offer support when questions arise - you are not required to know everything, but it can help to offer tips on where/how to get access to specific information
  • show empathy and respect
  • consider cultural differences
  • mentors are not to be confused with doing the work of a tutor or a therapist


What’s in it for you?

Our mentors say that the Intercultural Mentoring program has enabled them to:

  • have fun and meet new friends from all over the world
  • develop intercultural, communicative and social competences due to on-site intercultural exchange
  • show voluntary engagement
  • upgrade the curriculum vitae with a certificate recognizing successful participation as a mentor
  • improve language skills
  • actively work within a great program at the university


Interview with a former mentor

Read our interview with a former student, who has participated as a mentor in the Intercultural Mentoring Program.


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