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Buddy Programme

Buddy Programme & Intercultural Skills Workshop 2023

This interactive workshop on “intercultural skills” is organized by the certified trainer Manon Diederich. We will discuss and reflect 'intercultural' experiences during the programme, and touch topics such as stereotypes and prejudices; causes for misunderstanding; analysis of explicit inter-/transcultural situations; cultural shock; limits in intercultural interactions. Participants receive a certificate.

The workshop is a kickoff to the buddy programme, organised by Hauke Vehrs and Anna Lisa Ramella, which all CEA and SCA students are invited to participate in. During the winter term 2023/24, the programme brings students from different semesters together, and attempts to create an environment where students can make new connections. The programme is part of the M.A. programme “Culture and Environment in Africa” and the M.A. "Social and Cultural Anthropology", and should especially help international students who recently came to Cologne to link up with more experienced “buddies”. Therefore, the programme addresses all M.A. students and we also welcome B.A. students from higher semesters to join and become a “buddy” throughout the term.

The workshop took place on the 27.10. 2023 from 14-18:00 >>  this workshop is over >> no longer possible to participate !

We would like to invite you for another inaugural meeting of the Buddy Programme in the winter term 2023/24

  • on Monday 4 December at 6 pm at room 4.017 in the main building

The Buddy Programme is an exchange platform that allows first-semester students to exchange ideas with senior students and possibly be matched with a 'buddy' who is ready to assist with issues beyond the academic realm.

Besides the networking aspect, we also want create a space for MA students to meet with peers of different study programs and to give you the opportunity to get to know each other.

Please register for the meeting with either

Anna Lisa Ramella (SCA: anna.ramella@uni-koeln.de)
Hauke-Peter Vehrs (CEA: hvehrs@uni-koeln.de).