Aarhus University offers a mentor/buddy programme to help exchange students ease into their new study environment, and make them feel welcome in Aarhus. Please note that the mentor/buddy programme is not available to freemovers at this time.
Most departments at Aarhus University will pair new international exchange students with a Danish student from the same department. The mentor/buddy will be able to provide you with information about studying at AU and living in Aarhus, and will assist you with solving practical and administrative tasks related to your arrival.
Exchange students at Health, Natural and Technical Science will be assigned a Mentor once they have been accepted at AU. Your Mentor will contact you and will coordinate and communicate with you directly.
Your Mentor is there to assist you with settling into Aarhus and university life, and will tell you more about their role when they contact you. Please note that it is very important that you let your Mentor know when you arrive in Aarhus (they will pick you up or direct you to your destination).
For further information about the mentor programme, please see the contact information below:
Natural Sciences: imentor.Nat-Tech@au.dk
Technical Sciences: imentor.Nat-Tech@au.dk
Exchange students at Arts (Aarhus and Emdrup) will be assigned a Buddy. The Buddy will be a current student at your campus, voluntering to help the exchange students to become familiar with the university and the city. Your Buddy will be able to answer many of your questions relating to your study program, AU and your campus.
The Buddy may be able to assist with:
Exchange students at Aarhus BSS will be assigned an Exchange Buddy to help guide them through the beginning of their stay at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. The Buddies are all current students at Aarhus BSS and will participate both in the Intro Week and throughout the semester's various social activities. During the Intro Week, exchange students will grouped with two Buddies who will guide each group.
Exchange Buddies will assist exchange students with settling into Aarhus and university life. If exchange students are unable to pick up their housing key upon arrival, they can contact their assigned Exchange Buddy in order to help them pick up the key and arrange to meet with the Buddy eg. at the railway station.
For further information about the Buddy Programmes, please see the contact information below:
Arts: Amanda Winther Fugl firstname.lastname@example.org
Erasmus Mundus Journalism: Xenia Samsøe Teilmann email@example.com
Economics, Business, Business Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law, Psychology, and Political Science: Jette Raalskov, email@example.com