During the first week of October prior to the start of the semester, the new students from Qingdao participated in an entry seminar designed specifically for them before continuing their mechanical engineering studies at Paderborn University in the winter semester. At first, they were introduced to student life at their new place of study. They met fellow German students whom they had already got to know as language tandem partners in Qingdao. Karina Rohlfing presented the specifics of Paderborn and gave tips on using the semester ticket. Jiang Lin, an experienced Master’s student (2nd from the right) explained the structure of the mechanical engineering study program in Chinese, using sample schedules of the five majors in the main studies to give recommendations for setting up the first individual schedule.