More and more students are doing a semester abroad. That doesn't just mean for them Career do something, but also pure adventure. But what do you have to consider?

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Comfort or adventure?

A few years ago quite a few students for an overseas semester to enter, is growing more and more. However, this is not the only reason why one can push the career decisively.

Because especially the Germans and also Boy People, are very down-to-earth and often have difficulties adjusting to their new life. However, in recent years it has been particularly encouraged to reduce the shyness of starting a “new” life for a year.

Is an international semester necessary?

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In itself, it is always so nice that there is a shortage of skilled workers in Germany. However, and you have to clear see, employers are particularly picky. Jobs that you have for a lifetime no longer exist and many skilled workers are simply replaced after a few years because they become too expensive.

For this new ones Employees, if possible directly from the University discontinued in order to screw the starting salary down again. Many employers no longer give themselves a degree satisfied and require further study, giving the possibility of a good one Workplace to obtain, difficult for many. A semester abroad can be very helpful here.

Experience abroad in the CV

The reasons for this are diverse. Not only because the language, usually English, has been greatly improved, and this is almost perfect in spoken and written. Also, the student can score with foreign experience. For the most part an internship is also completed during the semester abroad, which can also be very helpful (source:

But the fact that you have found your way around another country “on your own” also brings a lot of plus points. This shows the future employer that you have a certain organizational talent and also independence. A semester abroad is therefore not absolutely necessary, but it can actually open doors and is in Curriculum vitae practically the “icing on the cake”.

What are the advantages of a company?

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Auch CompanysHiring someone with international experience have certain advantages. Because not only language skills are an advantage here, the following points are also very interesting for companies:

  1. The company has a location in the country: If the company has a location in the country, it is of course advantageous if you have already gained experience here. This is probably the case with market characteristics. But the culture and the local mentality are also particularly important for the company if you want to work together internationally.
  2. The company hopes for contact: If the new employee has contacts to another country, the company also hopes to profit from these contacts. Especially when the company is currently building something in this country.

Further information

Of course, this always depends on many factors, whether a foreign semester is striven for. Many useful information about a semester abroad can be found at

Interested parties can find out about all the important things here in advance, receive tips and help and select their favorites from a list of numerous universities. Furthermore, there are plenty of testimonials that give you the decision could facilitate.

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