Mentoring Program | Short Courses


Our Mentoring Program offers RWTH and FH students a unique opportunity to build an international network and develop intercultural skills. Get ready for an unforgettable experience full of cultural and fun activities and become a mentor for our on campus or online programs!

At the end of the Short Course RWTH International Academy will award all Mentors an official participation certificate for their efforts and support. Plus, for those who study at RWTH our certificate can be recognized as part of the official "Certificate International" of RWTH Aachen University.

About the program

The Mentoring Program of RWTH International Academy – in cooperation with RWTH International Office – is a unique opportunity for RWTH and FH students to volunteer and experience an unforgettable time. Different to the International Office's BeBuddy program, our mentors spend a rather short, but especially intensive two, three or four weeks with one group of students they accompany.

As a mentor you play a key role for our Short Courses students. With a group of other mentors you are responsible for the support of our international students during the social events (organized by RWTH International Academy) and their free time. Once the program starts, you welcome them together with us and help them form a group by organizing fun social events for them.

Your benefits of becoming a mentor

  • Meet new people from all around the world and have a good time.
  • Build lasting friendships with international students.
  • Create an international network.
  • Improve your intercultural competences.
  • Practice your foreign language skills.
  • Be part of a big team and have a fun time with other mentors.
  • Get your commitment certified by RWTH International Office.
RWTH Summer School City Rally

Get together with your mentees

Below are some exemplary activities you can organize either in an Summer School or an Online Course for our international students.

Summer Schools

Online Courses


Are you interested?

Become part of our team and spend two, three or four weeks with our international students. See below which requirements you should meet – but most important: Be motivated and have fun spending a great time with our participants!

Requirements | Information for Mentors

In order to become a mentor you should:

  • be open-minded and interested in different cultures
  • know Aachen and its surroundings
  • be an empathetic and positive person
  • have time for 2 - 4 weeks full of activities
  • be eager to initiate fun events with other mentors
  • have good or advanced English skills (other language skills are great, but not mandatory)

Requirements | Certificate International

Get your commitment certified:

  • Absolve one of our Mentoring Workshops
  • Contribute to and participate in the Welcome Orientation
  • Join 1-2 additional social events organized by RWTH International Academy
  • Organize an additional event with the other mentors
  • Share the photos and stories

Registration for our upcoming Short Courses

To become a mentor for one (or more) of our programs simply fill out our registration form with the following details:

  • First name, last name
  • Email address
  • University, field of study, matriculation number
  • The Short Courses, I am interested in (sorted by priority)

Dates of the mentoring workshops:

Absolving one of our mentoring workshops is necessary

June 14, 2022 | 1pm - 4pm (German time)
June 28, 2022 | 1pm - 4pm (German time)


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lena at any time:

Lena Wehrle

Junior Event Manager
ShortCourses@academy.rwth-aachen.de