Geo2gether – Help through Intercultural Exchange

Article published on Jan. 21, 2010
Article published on Jan. 21, 2010
Author: Ana Alibegova Geo2gether is an initiative that helps international students reading geography at the University of Bonn in terms of organizing them and offering them support so they can easily adjust to the new environment. Apart from providing them with advice and help for writing papers, this group of students also takes care of the international students’ social life.

Being an international student abroad is not as easy as it might seem. Studying abroad is a challenge, and is often strewn with “difficult moments”. Adjusting to a new environment can pose certain challenges. When you go to study in a foreign country, you face a different culture, a different way of life, a different society. The saying ‘Each beginning is difficult’ can be absolutely true, especially for a young student, living alone and in the process of making new friends. All these moments can be even harder, if you cannot adjust to the new university. That is why a group of students from the University of Bonn in Germany, decided to start an initiative called “Geo2gether”, whose aim is to help with the orientation and socialization of international students reading geography at the University of Bonn.

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