Göttinger Gastfreunde e.V.

The Göttingen Host Friends are an initiative of Göttingen citizens for students from all over the world, whose aim is to provide for intercultural and international understanding on a personal and friendly basis. Every year hundreds of students from all over the world come to Göttingen. The University takes care of all the formalities and necessities regarding the everyday student life of the guest students.

Yet mostly the guest students’ personal experiences of Germany are limited to the lecture halls, the mensa and the student dormitories. There is little opportunity for them to experience the everyday life of Göttingen people and families outside the University. Our goal is to change that and to match every interested international student with a host friend or a host family. Apart from this, we offer all host friends and guest students the opportunity to attend joint events (hikes, excursions, etc.).