Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences

Intercultural Mentoring Programme

„Intercultural programmes are great to broaden your horizon, make new friends as well as experiences and having a good time with someone you would have probably never met.“ A mentee from intercultural mentoring programme

This program is a one-on-one Local-Global Partnership, where an immigrant/international student is matched with a high-achieving German student  for intercultural exchange, practice of communication skills and friendship over the course of a term. It is also an opportunity for participants to practice their leadership skills, to collaborate in establishing goals and planning activities as well as exploring Heilbronn and the surrounding together. And…most importantly: have fun!

Mentees

Mentees are new undergraduate and graduate international students (not exchange students) attending the Sontheim and Bildungscampus of Heilbronn University.

Mentees from higher semester are welcome to join!

Mentors:

Mentors are undergraduate and graduate German and international students. Applicants must be entering their 2nd term of study or higher.

The programme also offers participants:

  • Exciting, unique workshops on the topic of intercultural communication
  • Additional leisure programme : sports, cinema, museum, theatre, excursions
  • Certificate for Intercultural Competence and ECTS of general studies

If you are interested in joining, just fill out the following the application form and send it to us by 12.03.2020  at iment@hs-heilbronn.de

Schedule of the events

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As a mentor:

> students who are in second semester or higher

> who would like to support someone with the orientation at the HHN (german and/or english)

> have the time to meet with their mentee at least 3-4 times per semester

As a mentee:

> international students or prospective students

> who want orientation and contacts at the HHN at the beginning of their studies

> have the time to meet with their mentor at least 3-4 times per semester

As a mentor:

> ECTS in General Studies

> Acquisition of intercultural, communicative and social skills

> Getting to know other cultures

> Opportunity to get to know international friends

> Improvement of foreign language skills

> Certificate for participation in the intercultural mentoring programme

As a mentee:

> ECTS in General Studies

> Get competent support for all questions on how to organize your studies

> Get integrated into german culture and life in Heilbronn

> Meet new friends from Germany and all over the world

> Acquisition of intercultural, communicative and social skills

> Improvement of German skills

> Certificate for participation in the intercultural mentoring program

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Useful tips to make your mentoring run smoothly

Read this document for tips on challenges or questions that might occur during the programme.

  • Opening event, 26.03.2020, 18:00 - 20:00, Bildungscampus
  • Workshop "Across Borders - acting auf unbekannten Terrain" 1 (in English and German) : 25.04.2020
  •  Workshop "Across Borders - acting auf unbekannten Terrain" 2 (in English and German): 09.05.2020
  • Workshop Intercultural Communication (in English): 16.05.2020
  • Workshop Intercultural Communication (in German): 30.05.2020
  • Farewell party: 23.06.2020, 17:00, Bildungscampus

To register please fill in the application form and send it to iment@hs-heilbronn.de

1. Send your completed registration form in English or registration form in German by 12.03.2020 to iment@hs-heilbronn.de.

2. You will receive an appointment with us to discuss your preference and goals for the programme. Based on this information, we will match you with a suitable mentor/mentee.

3. Finally, you will receive the information about your mentor/mentee.

Please notice: The application deadline for summer semester 2020 is on 12.03.2020.

Tien Huynh and Katharina Rust
Projectmanagement Intercultural Mentoring Programme
Hochschule Heilbronn
Bildungscampus Nord
74076 Heilbronn
Building S / No. 17 - Room 2.12
Tel: +49 (0)7131 504 - 1162 / +49 (0)7131 504 - 1150
Post box: 176
Email: iment@hs-heilbronn.de
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Welcome brochure - First steps for a perfect start

This brochure contains information on questions commonly asked by international students. Undoubtedly, not every concern that you have will be covered here. If you have a problem, a good rule of thumb is to contact us. Downloadable brochure:

Our services:

  • Welcome service
  • Immigration advising
  • Accommodation advising
  • Individual assistance with personal other questions
  • Connection to many other programmes and services on campus.

Our events

"Questions & Answers" event for international students in the first semester, 18.03.2020, 16:00 h, Room V112, Bildungscampus

Kick-off event 26.03.2020, 18:00 - 20:00 h, Room V401, Bildungscampus

Social event - Movie night in English original version 28.03.2020, Kinostar Arthaus-Kino Heilbronn

Social event - Guided Heilbronn city tour in English 04.04.2020

Workshop "Across Borders - acting on unknown territory" 1 (in English and German) : 25.04.2020, 10:00-16:00, rooms V401 + V402, Bildungscampus

Information event of the foreigners' office on the subject of residence permit for studies and work, 28.04.2020, 16:00 h, room T0.41, Bildungscampus

Social event - Movie night in English original version 06.05.2020, Kinostar Arthaus-Kino Heilbronn

Workshop "Across Borders - acting on unknown territory" 2 (in English and German): 09.05.2020, 10:00-16:00, rooms V401 + V402, Bildungscampus

Workshop Intercultural Communication (in English): 16.05.2020, 10:00-16:00, rooms V401 + V402, Bildungscampus

Workshop intercultural communication (in German): 30.05.2020, 10:00-16:00, rooms V401 + V402, Bildungscampus

Social event - Guided hiking tour through the vineyards 13.06.2020

Closing ceremony 23.06.2020, 17:00 h, room V401, Bildungscampus

"Study to Stay" career advice service

Study to Stay is an offer for the international students of Heilbronn University for questions concerning internships and career entry in Germany.

Mentoring program WoMent2

Mentoring programme WoMent2, supported by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration of the State of Baden-Württemberg with funds from the European Social Fund

  • Career support for female students
  • Support for young women scientists