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 the Natural Science disciplines. To this end, it establishes subject-specific programmes, such as the Buddy Programme Natural.PALS (initially at the Faculty of Biology only) and a programme for Tandem Language Learning Tandem.MINT in the field of Natural Sciences and Engineering.
In the Buddy Programme Natural.PALS, students of Ruhr-Universität Bochum act as tutors for new international students in the natural sciences. They support their international fellow students in the introductory phase of their studies with Peer-Tutoring and explain particularities of study organisation, teaching and examination, methods and learning strategies. Thus, international students gain orientation and establish first contacts. →further information
The Tandem Language Learning Programme Tandem.MINT offers students of Natural Sciences and Engineering an individualised approach of learning foreign languages in collaboration with a native speaker. By means of specialised resources, you can practice the foreign language related to typical academic and professional contexts. The Tandem Programme is carried out in cooperation with the University Language Centre (ZFA). →further information