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What Is It Like to Be An International Student in Germany?

 

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#How is The Life of An International Student in Germany?

How is The Life of An International Student in Germany?

Germany draws people from all over the world because of its many benefits, including the high standard of living, an abundance of employment opportunities, and fascinating culture and traditions. Due to the growth of the labor market and the stability of the environment, Germany has one of the largest economies in the world. Its advanced methodology amid vigorous curriculum activity attracts the aspirants in the hope of being innovative, successful, and achieving a successful life with their goal. Thus, Germany is a country of literacy.

When it comes to drawing in ex-pats, the stunning scenery, numerous castles, and intriguing architecture all play a role. Germany’s picturesque towns are an intriguing aspect, and for visitors from outside the EU, traveling in Germany is a truly wonderful experience. There are thousands of castles in Germany, which have a wonderful castle heritage. Germany is a dynamic nation with a creative and innovative populace, and it has a lot to offer.

Let’s look at how life is for international students in Germany:

 

1. Weather in Germany

You will be relieved to learn that studying abroad in Germany takes place in ideal weather conditions. Germany is renowned for having all four seasons throughout the year, though calling it perfect may be debatable. Therefore, if you intend to stay in Germany for a full year, you will require all four categories of clothing. In general, summers are hot in Germany, winters are chilly with temperatures that can drop below zero, and spring and fall frequently offer the best of both worlds.

Germany has ideal locations for cooling off during the summer when temperatures can soar above 30 degrees Celsius, such as lakes or beaches. Even though Germany’s weather can be unpredictable at times, you can be sure that you will experience all four seasons during your stay there for your study abroad programme. As a result, remember to pack a warm jacket, hat, scarf, sunglasses, and bathing suit in addition to your T-shirts, swimsuit, and beach attire.

 

2. Lifestyle

Germans value structure and punctuality highly, so if you are not on time, it may be difficult to make friends with a German. This nation’s wonderful culture is largely a result of its lengthy history, with some input from its neighboring nations. At first glance, Germans may seem unsociable because they value hard work, precision, and perfectionism, but as you get to know them, you’ll discover that they are actually quite amiable. You need not worry about the comfort you will receive because Germans are very hospitable to foreign students.

Overall, studying abroad in Germany is a real experience that should live up to your expectations. Most German cities enjoy the vibrant nightlife and a variety of recreational activities. There are many interesting places to visit in bigger cities like Munich and Berlin, but the charm of the smaller towns cannot be matched. Germany is the ideal location for balancing study and social life because of its abundance of student-friendly establishments, extracurricular activities, and festivals.

 

3. Affordability

According to projections for 2020, a foreign student in Germany will require about 853 EUR/month to cover living expenses. If you require a visa to enter Germany, you must demonstrate your ability to support yourself financially (German blocked account). International students typically make it through their studies while earning a little extra money from the numerous part-time jobs that Germany specifically provides for students.

You are only permitted to work a total of 120 full days or 240 half days per year in Germany as an international student. Typical examples of these part-time positions include research or teaching assistants at universities, English tutors, waiters or other support staff at bars or coffee shops, or assistants in manufacturing. Students can learn more about a place’s culture and lifestyle while earning some extra pocket money while working part-time.

Students can earn between 5 and 15 EUR per hour through part-time employment, or roughly 450 EUR per month. The larger cities typically have higher wages, but their cost of living is also higher. Rent is generally one of the biggest expenses students in Germany have, but because it is often more expensive in the city centers, many choose to live in shared housing, student housing, or find a flat outside the city.

 

4. Healthcare System

Health insurance is required in Germany if you intend to stay in the country (or even if you just want to enter). German technology is one of the best systems in the world. especially in healthcare systems. According to whether you have public or private health insurance, you will receive a variety of benefits without having to worry about the costs in Germany. Health insurance for students in Germany is typically affordable. Before purchasing health insurance, you should always make sure to review the benefits and the costs that are covered because some health insurance plans do not cover all costs.

 

5. Language

More than 95% of the population speaks German as their first language, making it the official language of the nation. It is always simpler if you can speak a little, or just the basics, of the German language while you are in Germany, even though many people, especially in the larger cities, speak English. You can improve your German through conversation with locals. It’s always safer to ask for directions in the language that the majority of people speak. However, even if you do not speak German, you will still be able to get by because Germans are used to foreigners.

Additionally, Germany is well-known for its yearly traditional festivals. Oktoberfest is one of the most well-known festivals, and you’ve probably heard of it. Every year, millions of people go to Oktoberfest to socialize with family and friends, partake in beer, food, and games, and just get to know other people. The festival typically lasts two weeks in Munich, starting in late September and ending in October. You might run into many other students because Oktoberfest is one of the many festivals held in Germany and is always attended by international students.

 

6. Transportation

German public transportation is renowned for being incredibly effective, spotless, and on time. It’s also reasonably priced, which is great for students who can use it for free with their student ID. The main transport options in Germany are U-Bahn (Untergrundbahn), S-Bahn (Schnellbahn or Stadtschnellbahn), Regional trains, Buses, Regionalexpress (RE).

However, our advice is to purchase a bicycle because most German cities were designed with cyclists in mind. Since most roads have designated cycle lanes, it’s a very safe and affordable mode of transportation. If you drive in Germany, especially on the Autobahn, you should be aware of the traffic laws. There is no speed limit on these highways, and the only time you can stop is in an emergency. It is also against the law to run out of fuel, so you cannot use that as an excuse.

 

7. Favorite Aspect of Studying in Germany?

The best thing about studying abroad in Germany is getting to know people from all over the world, learning about other cultures, and, most importantly, forming friendships. All over the world, students are interested in studying in Germany. For students, this nation provides a wholly authentic package. You will have the chance to fully experience Germany’s beauty in addition to receiving a high-quality education and credentials that will help you succeed in the global job market.

 

8. What Aspect of Studying in Germany is The Most Difficult?

Up until you get used to everything, everything might seem difficult at first. You’ll realize that your initial concerns were unfounded once you get used to living and studying abroad. Making new friends and learning new things will be fun for you. Of course, some of the most challenging obstacles you will face include finding your way around Germany, managing your time between work and study, and paying your rent. However, rest assured that many international students have gone before you and that you will find many other students in the same situation once you arrive in Germany.

 

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FAQs

Do Germans work 7 days/week?

No, furthermore, make sure you don’t have anything urgent to buy on Sundays because everything is closed in Germany, including the supermarkets.

Is Germany a diverse country?

Germany is a very diverse country, owing to a large number of expats and students from all over the world. Germans are very welcoming and inclusive people; however, as with any other country, certain cities are more liberal than others; for example, Cologne and Berlin are especially welcoming cities.

What about socializing/events?

Studying is important, but you should also take advantage of your study abroad experience and interact with locals. Fortunately, Germans enjoy socializing and joining clubs. You should look for English-speaking groups in your city or student clubs at your university. No matter which city you’re in Germany, it should be simple to find English-speaking individuals who share your interests.

Make sure you attend as many of the orientation events as you can because most universities will hold orientation weeks for international students to get to know one another. The vibrant German nightlife is the best place to meet new students and form lasting friendships. Since techno music is the most popular in clubs, we hope you enjoy it.

Is getting a German Student visa easy?

Comparatively speaking, obtaining a visa for Germany to work or study is fairly simple; in fact, some students might not even be required to apply. You should determine if you need to apply for a visa before moving to Germany. The majority of EU students should be okay, but if you’re from outside the EU, you can only stay in Germany on a tourist visa for 90 days.

What about rules and Bureaucracy in Germany?

Germans are renowned for adoring paperwork and regulations. Because everyone is subject to the same rules, don’t anticipate seeing anyone trying to “cut through the red tape.”

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