There are many reasons why studying or working abroad for one or two semesters is beneficial for students. You might gain different perspectives and insights on your study subjects, broaden your academic and cultural horizons in general, gain work experience, perfect your language skills, live outside the family home for the first time, or increase your national and international job prospects after your graduation.
Additionally, while spending time in English-speaking countries is recommended for everyone who studies English, for Lehrdiplom candidates it is mandatory.
Students of English who want to spend one or two semesters abroad can either take the opportunity to study abroad at one of our exchange partner universities or they can apply for language and teaching assistanships via Movetia or Amity. For shorter stays abroad, summer and winter schools provide students with the chance to visit another university for two to four weeks.
For Bachelor students who would like to go abroad for one semester, the fifth semester is the best one. For Bachelor students who would like to spend a whole academic year abroad, semesters three and four would be most suitable. If you would like to discuss options, please contact the English Department's stay abroad coordinator.
Please also read the information on each of the stay abroad possibilities in the respective Stay Abroad subsections: