The first weeks in a foreign country are often the hardest: you don't know the new city, the country and the people so well. That's why there's THE BUDDY PROGRAMME from ESN. We assign a student from Bayreuth to every international student that signs up. This is then your buddy who will support you in the first weeks in Germany. For example, your buddy can show you the city, introduce you to German student life, or help you with organizational matters (opening a bank account, etc.).