How is life in Germany – First Week
IAS assists students especially at the beginning to help them feel comfortable in Germany quickly. Students are not alone with their new impressions and their first contact with the foreign culture. The different climate may be difficult but students will get used to it quickly. Students need some time to get used to how things work. From simple things like buying tram tickets to more complex ones like insurance. IAS is there to accompany them. There is no need to worry.
Culture Shock Germany – what to expect as a student
A different culture is always new and exciting. IAS helps its students to feel at home. In addition, we noticed that students of the current and former coursework also help each other. IAS gives a seminar called “Do´s and Don´ts in Germany”. Students will be well prepared for living in Germany right from the beginning.
What is expected from a student in Germany
A student has to join his classes on time. German classes and social/cultural/business-related programs are obligatory. Students must join every program belonging to the coursework. They have to learn that they are responsible for their own effort. That means they should take care of studying hard. IAS provides the necessary content but to study is their own task.
How to be successful in Germany as a foreign student
Learn and speak the German language, attend local activities, share hobbies with German students, always keep learning about Germany. There is always something more to learn.
Cultural & social integration how important it is
To avoid difficulties and misunderstanding it is always good to know the foreign culture. For studying and working in Germany it is necessary to know about Do´s and Don´ts in Germany. Our former students often got to know Germans as polite and helpful people. Their experience shows that speaking German will always break barriers if any.
What will not be appreciated by Germans
Unpunctuality is not appreciated in Germany. Bargaining is often not allowed.
How much money to carry?
We advise students to carry 500 Euros in cash as the money from the Blocked Account cannot be withdrawn immediately. This way students have money in their hands to pay the deposit for their accommodation.
German Language – answer for a successful career in Germany
Definitely. When you know the German language you have a much better chance to get a place at a university and on top of that, you have a bigger choice of subjects. When applying for a job it is also highly appreciated to be able to communicate in the German language. In hospitals e.g. German is a must! Medical Doctors from abroad must be able to understand patients and colleagues, must be able to give instructions…
Documents that are MUST if you fly to Germany
Passport, Visa, Travel insurance
What is the average spend of the student in Germany?
On average, students in Germany spend 794 euros per month. which includes expenses – such as for rent, food, and health insurance – that you simply cannot avoid, though in some cases there are discounts for students.