IRIS – International Relation for Incoming Students is a student initiative that looks after international student at BiTS, supporting them during their stay, and creating an international network at student level. We regularly plan activities to foster cultural exchange. In addition, we would like to support integration by bringing German daily life closer to international students. The fun factor and friendly contact are at the heart of what we do. If you are an outgoing person, always ready to help, and prepared to have fun with students at BiTS and from all over the world, you’ll be at home at IRIS!
The essence of IRIS – The “Buddy Program”:
Every international student has a German mentor, a “buddy”.
As a buddy you assist an international student and help them to find their way around life in Germany.
At the beginning of every semester there is a “Meet ’n’ Mingle” event where buddies get to know their mentees. A little speed dating, drinks, and nibbles to break the ice and everyone enjoys the multicultural atmosphere.
Here the foundation for an exciting and eventful semester is laid.
Further information about our project can be found on our Facebook page.
If you’d like to be involved as a buddy, get in touch!