Web-Based Training for New International Students in the Buddy-Programme Natural.PALS

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Description

This Web-Based Training enables new students from abroad to prepare for starting their studies at RUB and conveys orientation knowledge for mastering the first steps: Participants learn how the Buddy-Programme is structured and can familiarise themselves with the German higher education system, “academic culture” and scientific standards. They gain insight into the daily life of students in Bochum and acquire basic knowledge about Germany’s society and culture. The WBT features interactive elements such as quizzes and game-like exercises, videos, and critical incidents.

Goals

Goals:

  • convey information about the Buddy-Programme, initiate reflection of expectations
  • raise awareness for cultural differences, especially in academia, and particularities of the “teaching and learning culture“ at German universities
  • convey orientation know-how for daily life in Bochum / the Ruhr area and essential knowledge about society and culture in Germany

Target audience: international Students, first-year students from abroad

Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Buddy-Programme
  • Chapter 2: Particularities of German Higher Education
  • Chapter 3: Student Life in Bochum
  • Chapter 4: Germany in a Nutshell

Author

Melina Wachtling, Jasmin vom Brocke and Julia Sollik, Project inSTUDIESplus

Department

International

Format

Web-Based Training (WBT)

License

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, inSTUDIESplus, CC-BY-NC-ND.

CC-BY-NC-ND

Date of publication

Tue, 18. Feb 2020 (aktualisiert am Thu, 27. Feb 2020)

Language of content

German