Opening new markets around World offers companies numerous growth opportunities. As a result of globalization and internationalization, foreign language skills are now indispensable. But the best way to learn them is in your own country!


International competences are indispensable

Not only big companies like Siemens, Google, Apple or Zalando look beyond their own national borders. The world is growing together, and medium-sized companies have also understood that.

If you want to beat your competitors out of the race, you will usually need more than a foreign language. International Expertise is now an essential skill.

Stays abroad as a key to language competence

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The school lessons certainly impart basic knowledge. However, one comes across fast to his linguistic limits as soon as it comes to profound conversations. Basically, intense training is the key to Success.

In the meantime, there are numerous interesting possibilities, which have nothing to do with dusty school books. It is best to learn a language by speaking it. Since this is relatively difficult in your own country, it is a good time to spend abroad. There are quite different possibilities for this.

Backpacking is never too late

Out of the Office and into nature. It's never too late to backpack. One of the most wonderful ways to get to know a country is to work there and live, laugh and cry with the locals.

Incorporated into the normal Everyday life you learn the language almost by yourself and at the same time you see and experience things that you would never have thought possible before. One of the most straightforward countries when it comes to Work and Travel is probably Australia.

Work and Travel and Farm Stay

You can get the visa in advance for around €150 Internet apply, there are hostels all over the country and work can be found relatively quickly with a little patience and the willingness to try something completely different.

So you quickly end up on a cattle ranch or a shrimp cutter. If you want to be a little more organized, you will find numerous organizations that are at your side, especially in the first few days and weeks, provide accommodation and provide a lot of organizational support.

Au Pair, Demi-Pair or Internship abroad

To experience the culture of a country and learn all the intricacies of the language, a year as an au pair is probably the best option. There are different ways of doing this.

Au-Pair and Demi-Pair are especially suitable after the Abitur and usually form a good orientation phase for future students.


If you are older and prefer to gain practical experience, an internship abroad is certainly more suitable. These are available in various areas.

From architecture to construction to IT, Marketing and tourism is in everyone Industry numerous offers. Internships are mostly unpaid and involve 35 to 40 hours of work per week. The duration of course depends on the personal situation, but can last between 4 and 24 months.


Anyone who is socially committed and wants to gain new experience should register as a volunteer with an aid project. Basically, the use is not paid, but the experience is in no way related Money to settle.

It is gibt eine Vielzahl von Tasks: Teaching of elementary school children, help in the orphanage, with nature conservation or with women's projects as well as the construction of new infrastructures in developing countries - in other words, numerous opportunities to test your abilities as well as your limits.

There are now numerous organizations that offer projects in China, Cambodia, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, but also Canada or Australia.


Unfortunately, you don't always have the opportunity to go abroad for a longer period of time. In order to still combine the useful with the pleasant, language trips offer a good one Alternatives.

It doesn't matter whether you decide to go on a language stay in England, learn Japanese in the land of the rising sun or do an intensive one Business- Attended a language course. Numerous providers offer endless offers in almost every country in the world.

You can determine the length of the course and the different requirements for your own performance yourself. what you are for decide depends solely on personal circumstances and preferences.

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