Living and studying in Germany
For international students
Living and studying in a foreign country is a huge challenge. It is often difficult to understand new structures, live up to different requirements and to exist and get yourself organised in a new system.
The orientation training will help you to get used to everyday life in Germany and to successfully manage your stay here. The workshop gives you the opportunity to chat with other foreign students and to learn what helped others to get used to German life and where they had problems. The workshop leader will assist you in organising yourself and in finding explanations as to why Germans are the way they are. You will learn what values are important in Germany and why different ideas can lead to misunderstandings. Working together, problems will be discussed jointly and solution strategies developed. Various cultural situations, such as how to deal with time and expectations in a university context, will be discussed and explained.