About the Project

Internationalization at Home is a sub-project of the university-wide project inSTUDIESplus, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It pursues to foster contacts and cooperation among local and international students of Natural Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum as well as international activities „at home“ in Natural Science disciplines. To this end, it establishes subject-specific programmes, such as the Buddy-Programme Natural.PALS and Tandem.MINT, a programme for Tandem Language Learning in the field of Natural Sciences and Engineering (STEM).

© RUBThe Buddy-Programme Natural.PALS initiates subject-specific study-partnerships between local students and new international students in Natural Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The local students support their international fellow students as peer-tutors in the initial phase of their studies. In this programme, all participants can gain intercultural experience.
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The Tandem Language Learning Programme Tandem.MINT offers students of Natural Sciences and Engineering an individualised and subject-specific approach of learning a foreign language. Students can test and improve their language skills working together with a tandem-partner from a STEM discipline.
Tandem.MINT is carried out in cooperation with the project ELLI and the University Language Centre (ZFA). →further information

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