At the University of Stuttgart you have a lot of exciting possibilities to meet fellow students outside of your courses. Take the chance to learn more about the German language and culture, to exchange experiences with other international or local students and make new friends.
Students' associations or university groups
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, non-profit organization run by students and recent graduates.
IAESTE is an international, nonpolitical, independent organization that arranges internships abroad
Depending on your cultural background you might want to join a more specific students’ association. You can find a complete list of all university groups (Hochschulgruppen) [de] recognized by the student union stuvus [de] on their website.
Language courses, cultural experiences and partnerships
Courses at the Language Center (Sprachenzentrum)
The Language Center of the University of Stuttgart offers many courses for German as a Foreign Language. You can improve your academic German and cultural knowledge about Germany.
Meet a German family
Take the chance to learn more about the German culture by spending time with a German family. With Experiment e.V. you may spend various holidays (like Christmas and Easter) with a German family.
The Club International offers you an international meeting point to socialize and make friends, participate in workshops and excursions, get useful information on Stuttgart and much more.
A language partnership (or language tandem) is a technique for learning a foreign laguage in a pleasant way: two people wishing to learn the partner’s language meet on a regular basis and take turns in practicing the other one’s language. If you would like to improve your German or practice another language together with a native speaker, the following pages can help you to find a Tandempartner.
Please sign up at the Language Center (Sprachenzentrum) (http://www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de/index.en.html - alter Link, bitte nach Relaunch anpassen) of the University of Stuttgart to find a tandem partner.
AEGEE Stuttgart runs the Sprachcafé where you can meet people with different native languages over a cup of coffee. Keep an eye on their event calender to find out when the next Sprachcafé will take place. Or you can sign up on the online platform Sprachduo to find a language partner.
Trips and events
The buddy program ready.study.stuttgart organizes regular trips and events. Everybody is welcome to join in on the fun!
Every first Sunday of the month we arrange an exciting event – so keep your eyes open for our trips and events. You can find the time and meeting place on facebook.
Support from students for students
ready.study.stuttgart is an international buddy progam offered by the University of Stuttgart and the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart (Student Services). Our buddies support you from your arrival and during your first days in Stuttgart.
You are a degree-seeking students and looking for support during your studies? The Cross Cultural Mentoring Program of the University of Stuttgart might be of interest to you. As a mentee you will receive intensive support during the semester and meet with your personal mentor frequently.
There is more to the student life than classes and exams. The Uni has many groups and initiatives in sports, music, movies, theater as well as university communities, associations, and interest groups.