Beyond Borders


Beyond Borders – The Tandem Project for Refugees interested in studying in Germany

Beyond Borders is a project that unites refugees and students/employees of the university and the Hochschule. 

The projects helps refugees settle in Trier and get to know university life, German culture and ways of studying in Trier. Beyond Borders emphasizes intercultural exchange.

Our Participants are free to decide what they do within their tandems.

In addition, we offer different workshops and events, for instance gatherings for our participants in order to get to know other tandems, like our monthly Beyond Borders Café.

If you are interested in the program, feel free to join us for our events and get to know fellows.

Beyond Borders is part of the iZ and we work in cooperation with

-          TASI Trier

-          International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt), contact person: Aziz Yüksek, also student advice)

-          Program „Fit fürs Studium

-          Department DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache)

-          Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Trier

-          Refugee Law Clinic

Interested in joining us? Please fill out our online form (see below) where we ask some questions about you in order to find the best tandem partner matches for you. 

Usually, our tandems consist of two students/employees from Trier and two refugees. You can also form a tandem with friends, just let us know in the online form.

Of course we can issue you a certification about your social engagement in our project. Beyond Borders also counts for credits of the Diploma Supplement.

In case you have questions concerning this certificate or any other kinds of questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: beyondbordersiz-trierde.

We are looking forward to hearing from you guys.


If you would like to be part of the Beyond Borders project, fill out the form that concerns YOU:

If you are a Trier student or Uni employee, sign up Here If you'd like to find a Trier student as tandem partner, sign up Here


Signing up by filling in the forms and answering a variety of brief questions helps us to make sure that interests, expectations, and preferences of you and your partner are a match!

Upcoming events

Here you find an overview about our upcoming events.

No matter whether you want to joind or you are just interested - everyone is welcome

10.11.17Café Beyond BordersiZ office, from 4 pm
01.12.17Antiracist Training with Karin Stahl (Study seminar Frankfurt)From 9 am to 5 pm, Room tba
08.12.17Café Beyond BordersiZ office, from 4 pm

Workshop "Basic competences: conversational skills and trauma" (Dipl.-Psych. Rebekka Neu & Ann-Kathrin Deisenhofer, M. Sc.; Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, FB I)


From 10 am to 4 pm, Room tba

And don't forget: If you have any questions, recommendations or requests, just write us an E-Mail!