9.1.3 Cultural and study assistance for international students KUSTOS
For several years now, Humboldt-Universität has run courses in intercultural training in cooperation with the Institute of Comparative Education. The training focuses on two aspects:
Firstly, courses such as Gewusst wie! Studieren in Deutschland,also offered in English "Get Ready for Studying in Germany", are designed to make studying at a German university easier for international students by acquainting them with some cultural differences and providing study-related information. Some of these courses are offered at the start of the university year.
Secondly, there are courses focusing on intercultural issues, these are attended by both German and international students.
These courses help to provide a mutual understanding between students and leaves them safe in the knowledge that they are not alone.
Further information and registration can be found at "Orbis" () or via the KUSTOS-Website.
In 2007, the KUSTOS project was awarded "Exzellente Betreuung ausländischer Studierender" ("Excellent support for international students").