The Welcome Center at Bielefeld University offers a wide range of services for visiting academics and their families. Eleni and her team offer a warm welcome and speak great English.  I recently attended their  international spouse & partners coffee morning which was really informative and a great way to meet other international spouses like myself. The next coffee morning will be April 11th 10 am, details will be on their website and you can also email if you would like to attend or with questions.