Intercultural Mentoring Program

Become engaged as a mentor

Would you like to support an international student on a one-on-one basis during their first semester in Stuttgart? Are you interested in socializing with students from other countries and cultures? Become an intercultural mentor!

As a mentor you will accompany an international student during the first semester of their Bachelor or Master studies and support them with:

  • Study organisation
  • Orientation on campus
  • Getting to know Stuttgart
  • Practicing German and learning about German culture

… local students in at least their third semester...

  • who have time to meet their mentee 2-3 times a month over the course of one semester
  • with German as their first language or with very good German skills (C1)
  • who would like to get to know other cultures
  • who are interested in doing voluntary work
  • a one-on-one mentoring tandem with an international student
  • thorough preparation of mentors and mentees
  • support during the semester to ensure a functioning mentoring relationship
  • interesting workshops and courses taught by students for students
  • a recreational program with roundtables, excursions and online activities
  • plus points when applying for a study abroad program
  • a certificate of attendance, recognized as part of the certificate for intercultural competence and internationality (website only available in German)
  • If desired: recognition of the mentoring activity as an interdisciplinary key qualification (SQ, 3 ECTS, extra conditions)
  • if desired: recognition of the mentoring activity as part of the Certificate Gender and Diversity (Module C: Practice, extra conditions)

Short on time, but want to attend international events? Interested in helping an international student during their arrival (e.g. pick-up from the airport)? Then take a look at the Buddy program (website only available in German)!

Registration and further steps

Please complete the registration form. Please note, the form is only available in German. More information about the registration process can be found on the German website. If you have any questions, contact us at

Short movie - filmed by participants

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Impressions from the last semesters


This image shows Anu Dohna

Anu Dohna


Head of Subdivision, Coordinator Intercultural Mentoring Program

This image shows Claudia Schubert

Claudia Schubert


Coordinator Intercultural Mentoring Program

This image shows Sarah Walz

Sarah Walz


Coordinator Intercultural Mentoring Program

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