Cross Cultural Mentoring
Through this programme, students who are at least in their 3rd semester can become a mentor to an international student (mentee): for one semester, these mentoring-tandems meet whenever there’s a need but at least twice a month. The mentors show their mentees around the campus, explain the university admin-jungle, offer help with the organisation of their mentees’ studies and address subject-specific questions.
Goals of the Cross Cultural Mentoring Programme
- Promotion of cross cultural exchange between international and German students.
- A strengthening of the international students’ social integration and participation in academic life.
- Improvement of the support and counselling service for full-time international students during their start at the University of Stuttgart.
- Enhancement of the academic performance of international students who are in a critical phase of their studies.
The Cross Cultural Mentoring Programme of the International Department is part of QuaLIKISS, a project which aims to enhance the study experience. It is financed through public funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.