Go Abroad Desk
If you’re thinking of studying abroad, it’s really essential to prepare well and in good time. You need to find out a much as you can about the host country, its geography, its culture, the economy, and the university system. At the go abroad desk you’ll find brochures covering studies abroad in general and about our partner universities, as well as numerous detailed reports by students of their experiences in their studies abroad. The reports can be accessed at the International Relations Office (LG 2.231, Mo. – Thurs. 9-12 and afternoons by appointment). We also have numerous university prospectuses and intercultural support material which you can borrow.
As part of your preparations for your study abroad it is important to improve your Language Skills. The School has a modern language lab for self-study.
Information events such as “International Day” (always at the beginning of November) are an absolute must.
Once your application has been successful, you can start making concrete plans for your studies abroad. You have to take much of the initiative yourself and make your own arrangements in the host country. For instance, it is up to you to both find out about and secure all the official documents needed. Finding accommodation is also your responsibility. The host university will help with information, and in part with concrete offers.
The reports from former study abroad students (Online-Reports, Former Outgoing Students-Office Hours, E-Mail contact, Language Tandem, …) are also very helpful.