5 Things You Should Know Before Studying Abroad
So you want to study abroad, right? Germany, right? You’ve probably heard many fascinating things about studying at this place.
I don’t know what you heard, but I’m sure the positive comments are probably correct.
Germany is actually a great place to study as it offers a very educational and uniquely Western education. There is also a wide range of university programs taught in English, and tuition is relatively affordable. In fact, it is possible to study in Germany for free.
All public universities in Germany offer free bachelor’s programs to local and international students. If you live outside Germany and would like to study in Germany, we welcome you.
Things to know before studying in Germany
Now, just before getting on the next flight to study in Germany, I want to let you know a few things before I go to study in Germany. You may have heard some of these already. You probably don’t have others. Either way, let’s get started.
1. Germans are punctual
Oh yeah, you read that right. If you’re thinking of adding an hour or two to each meeting or appointment, just because it’s convenient for you, you might want to reconsider in Germany.
In short, buy a watch. You will need.
If you’re comfortable with the timings your phone provides, consider making friends with your phone’s alarm. The point is, Germans are very punctual, so act on time.
2. Take college dorms seriously
Germans love to plan everything. does that surprise you?
Anyone who takes punctuality seriously should have a plan. We therefore recommend that you clarify your student’s accommodation before you arrive in Germany. If you’re considering living in an apartment, it’s a good idea to make sure the school has recommendations for the area. However, if you decide to look for accommodation on your own, we recommend doing your research on accommodation in Germany. There are many resources on the Internet and these days are available in English.
3. Speaking German is great, but I’m okay without it
As a general rule, studying in Germany requires a basic knowledge of the German language. In fact, if possible, I recommend learning a bit of German before coming to Germany. But it’s okay if you don’t understand Germany yet. Germany, a destination for exchange students, has easy access to resources to help you learn German once you arrive in Germany.
It’s also possible that your university offers a program for you to get started. There are also many private language schools where you can enroll and study on your own schedule.
4. Various German dialects
Do you think German is universal in Germany? You’d be surprised how many different dialects German has. There are many different versions of German, but most belong to the High German or Low German classification.
Standard German is the dialect you are most familiar with. It is communicated not only in half of Germany, but also in Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Low German, on the other hand, is a northern dialect and is less common.
5. Germany is a great place to study
There are so many great reviews from international students about studying in Germany that only mean one thing. It’s a great place to study.
There is much more to learn than language, culture and movies. It is also kind to international students.