Mentoring Program | Short Courses


The Mentoring Program of RWTH International Academy – in cooperation with RWTH International Office – is a unique opportunity for RWTH students 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! 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.

At the end of the Short Course RWTH International Academy awards all mentors an official participation certificate for their efforts and support. Plus, our certificate can be recognized as part of the official "Certificate International" of RWTH Aachen University.

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 competencies
  • Practice your foreign language skills
  • Be part of a big team and have a fun time with other mentors
  • Get your commitment recognized as part of the official "Certificate International" of RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Summer School City Rally

Choose your favorite mentoring activities

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. 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 importantly:
Be motivated and have fun spending a great time with our participants!

Your profile as a mentor

  • 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)

How to get your commitment certified

  • Attend one of our Mentoring Workshops
  • Join 3 or more social events organized by RWTH International Academy
  • Organize an own event with the other mentors
  • Share the photos and stories
  • Provide us a testimonial

Registration for our upcoming Short Courses

To become a mentor for one 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)

The registration period for 2022 has expired


The link to the registration form for our Short Courses taking place next year will be updated in Spring 2023. Check out the overview about all courses we offer.


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

Lena Wehrle

Event Manager
ShortCourses@academy.rwth-aachen.de