Prior to Your Application

Are you interested in studying abroad?

All students have the option to integrate a stay abroad into their program of study. Applying for an exchange program with one of the partner universities is the easiest way to go abroad.

Things to do: Get all the information you need through one of the mandatory Introductory Study Abroad Sessions right at the beginning of your studies.

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Alternatives to an exchange program

Studying abroad at a partner university does not work for all students. There are, however, other ways to integrate a stay abroad into your studies:

During my semester abroad in Montreal, Canada, I experienced many new things, forged many international friendships and gained a new home. Small cafés, endless national parks, modern skyscrapers and the historic old harbor, hikes in the sunshine and in the snow... Both the city and its surroundings are very diverse, as are Montreal’s inhabitants. This diversity is also reflected in the language. As a student in the master’s program in Language and Communication, I found the situations of language contact to be very interesting and enjoyed learning from everyday life and not only from books. Thanks to my stay abroad, I grew both academically and personally. This is my advice: If you have the opportunity to go abroad: Do it!

Laura Hock, student in the master’s program in Language and Communication, Concordia University in Montreal (Canada) / Credit: Privat

During my bachelor's degree, I spent a semester abroad in Bangkok. Chulalongkorn University is a very modern university and it was interesting to see how teaching is done there. Bangkok is the perfect starting point for traveling all around Asia and immersing yourself in different cultures. The semester abroad was also an admission requirement for my current master’s program.

Bastian Biemer, student in the Mannheim Master in Management program, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (Thailand) / Credit: Ye Fung Tchen

I spent my Erasmus semester in the north of Italy. It was the most amazing and exciting experience I ever had. Besides discovering a wide variety of people, cultures and languages from all over the world, you also develop yourself personally during this time. At the beginning it is, of course, very unusual to be in a foreign environment, but once you get used to the situation and have settled in, you do not want to leave anymore. The great thing about a semester abroad with Erasmus is that you get to know the host country, its traditions, its culture and the local way of life intensively and expand your own horizons.

I have found a second home and friends for life. This experience was a wonderful enrichment. I can only recommend to everyone who has the chance to study abroad for a semester or two.

Louisa Amenta, student in the bachelor’s program Culture and Economy: Italian Studies, Università degli studi di Ferrara (Italy) / Credit: Jula Jacob

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