At WHU, each exchange student is assigned two buddies: a student buddy as well as an academic buddy. This way we aim at providing individual guidance to everybody.
Your student buddy can help you out with all “regular” questions concerning studying at WHU and everyday life (at WHU, in Germany…). He will contact you before the beginning of the term, so that you can already get in touch via email before your arrival and communicate about possible questions. Your student buddy can show WHU as well as the city to you, take you to meet his / her friends, have a coffee together, etc. If you wish so, your student buddy might also pick you up at the train station when you arrive. It is a great opportunity to meet German students and to integrate into the WHU student body!
Your academic buddy can guide you as a counsellor with more specific academic questions (concerning literature…) you might have once you started your term at WHU. You will get more information about your academic buddy during your first week at WHU.