quarta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2014


                                                                Program of Buddies
Andressa Ruviaro Almeida
Guilherme Cordeiro Vogt

The “Buddy” program at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) is excellent. We would like to thanks all  the buddies, because in all moments we needed some help, they were dispose to help, to orientate and to give tips about everything (documents, lectures, teachers, exams, culture, city, shopping, parties, etc).
With all this help and the Orientation Week was easier to live a different life in a new country with a different culture.
 When you arrive at a new country with a language that you’re still learning, is always good to have some support. Therewith some buddies can be your translator, and show the best way to do something.

The best of this project is not just have some support and orientation, is also to do new friends. According to Oxford Dictionary Buddy is “A working companion with whom close cooperation is required.” or “a close friend”. With them we studied, traveled, lunched and had a good time.

In Brazil, specifically in Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), for the engineer students, we have a similar program called “PET Internacional”. When a exchange student arrives, the participants from this program give him all the necessary support and send the student a manual which contain informations like, how to do documents, how to find a new house, etc. Though, the idea of Orientation Week for exchange students can be implemented in UFPR like at  the THI.