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The annual migration of Germans and foreigners alike will begin next week, with thousands of thirsty souls descending on Theresienwiese for the opening of Oktoberfest. For the next two weeks, the Bavarian capital, Munich, expects to host over 7 million visitors, all in their dirndls and lederhosen, to dance and drink the night (or day) away.
One of the first and most important things you must do when you move to Germany, is getting health insurance. It is compulsory for anyone working, living or studying here to be insured on the basic level.
To get a first look at science, or maybe to learn more about a certain topic that interests you, go see one of the many exiting exhibitions Munich has to offer. Whether it’s the huge Deutsches Museum, one of the universitiy projects or maybe the zoo – there are many museums worth a visit.
Moving to a new place to live helps you getting to know a new culture. It’s like you are watching a movie with the fast-forward option on. The more different the new culture is from your own, the more interesting it is to emerge yourself in it. This was the case for me during my stay here in Germany.
Your career is determined by many things, such as your academic performance, personal interests, communication skills and the ability to convey convincing arguments, just to name a few. We’ve talked a lot in our blog about getting into a German university, finding part-time student jobs, and integrating into German society , but what happens post-student life?
You are thinking about studying abroad, but when you look at the world map, you see that there are 193 countries on our planet earth. Where should you go? One of the best options is Germany. In this blog post we will outline the reasons why you might choose Germany as your future home.
The words tax and fun have never really had the best relationship, but do not let this stop you from delving into the complex but often times confusing world of the German Tax system. Filing a tax report in any country can be confusing at the best of times, but nevertheless, it is very important to do it correctly, and on time. The taxing of individual income accounts for well over a third of the German governments
Studieren ist ein Vollzeitjob, aber das bedeutet nicht zwangsläufig sich nebenbei etwas dazu zu verdienen. Wenn du dich in Deutschland auf Jobsuche machst, beachte, dass es verschiedene Arten von Verträgen für Studenten gibt, jede mit ihrem Vor- und Nachteilen.
Securing a spot at a reputable German university is a rewarding feeling for many young students. The process is hard – you need to get good grades, understand some German, and be prepared to deal with a lot of bureaucracy before you can finally call Germany your home for the duration of your studies. That’s why we really stress how important it is to approach the concept of studying in Germany as something special. Not everyone will get the opportunity to study overseas, let alone Germany; so if you do become one of the lucky ones, make sure you give it your all.
We brought your apartment-hunting expectations to ground level back in our May blog, Finding a Place to Live, by preparing you for busy house inspections, confusing abbreviations and a lengthy list of requirements. Now having prepared you for the hard work of becoming a Mieter (renter), we thought it was time to showcase the different types of accommodation options in Germany. And, like the list of weird abbreviations used for apartment listings, there is also a specific set of lingo around the different types of accommodation.

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