International Activities @ HSN

You would like to get in touch with fellow students from other cultures?

Sometimes it can be difficult to take the first step and get to know each other. This is why the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen has created different platforms to bring people together.

Buddy Programme

New in town and still feeling like a stranger? You sometimes wish you had someone by your side, who can explain and show you what student life in Nordhausen is like? Then you should register for our buddy programme.

Do you know Nordhausen quite well and you are interested in meeting people from other cultures? Is no question too silly or banal for you? Is intercultural communication no problem for you? Great, you should become a buddy.

Our buddy programme brings together the two of you – giving you the chance of making unforgettable experiences together. Register at You can download our buddy guide here.

International Get-together

Meet new people and broaden your mind at the International Get-togehter. Here you can get to know students from all around the world and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.

The International Get-together takes place at the StuRa house every Tuesday at 6:00 pm during the lecture period.

If you would like to be a part of the International Get-together organisation team please contact us at

Events and Trips

Our mentoring team is organising several events and trips for international and German students throughout the semester.

During the last semesters several countryspecific cooking and board game evenings have been organised. We celebrated traditional German festivities like Easter and Christmas. Apart from that, we visited museums, exhibitions and the theater in Nordhausen. We also organised some trips to Erfurt, Weimar, Berlin and Hamburg.

Enclosed you will find a short overview of the excursions planned so far for 2024:

May - Weimar City tour

June - Sondershausen Castle Museum

Updates on the remaining summer semester and winter semester excursions are updated soon.

If you would like to participate or make suggestions for future activities join us at the International Round Table or contact us at Further information can also be found on Moodle.

Experiment in Cross-Cultural Living

This project gives you the opportunity to spend your leisure time with a group of students from all around the world. Have fun together – and make friends for a lifetime!

Sounds interesting? Register via e-mail at

At the beginning of the winter semester we will organise a get together party where you can meet your ECCL group. And then it is up to you! Going to the cinema, going to a concert, cooking together or simply spending a nice evening together – do whatever is fun!

Information can also be found in our brochure GET TOGETHER @ Nordhausen.