Career, education and lifestyle in Germany

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How to study, work and live in Germany

Career doctor: finding a job

The healthcare industry is the one of largest employment sectors in Germany. Medical professions in Germany include general practitioners and specialists as well as professions in biotechnology, public health, medical computer science, and nutrition. Doctors from abroad are looking for careers in Germany.

Volunteering in Germany: a guide

Flexible, friendly, hard-working: These are some of the qualities you might need to find work as a volunteer in Germany. And the country offers many opportunities for people looking to help those in need or to learn more about a potential career.

Study in Germany: Fashion

Over 40 fashion schools in Germany are helping students make this dream come true. A new generation of highly qualified teachers are showing the way forward.

So You Want to Be an Artist

The tradition of hands-on training in the arts is alive and well in Germany. Interested in studying visual, performance, or sound arts? Keen to pursue graphic and product design, textiles, or typography? Germany is home to many exceptional art schools.

Learning German Online With Duolingo

No ads, no fees, and a fast and easy language course. It is a program called Duolingo, a company whose innovative business concept keeps it relevant, fun, and free. But the question that inspired Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn to create the service might not be what you would expect.

Mushroom Season in Germany

One of the few nice things about summer coming to an end is the beginning of mushroom season in Germany. Meals with mushrooms proliferate in restaurants giving diners a taste of autumn.

The Eight Stages of Learning German

When trying to learn German, many foreigners will follow a distinct pattern of eight language learning steps. Only once we've completed all eight, can we really call ourselves integrated.

Interning in Germany: The Basics

Interning in Germany is a common and encouraged way to gain professional experience. But where should you start looking? How do you land the perfect position? Read on: We have some tips to help you get started.

Applying for a Work Visa in Germany

Germany's facing a shortage of skilled workers in fields like medicine and engineering. So it's a good time for international applicants who are interested in working abroad to land a job in Germany. But getting the job offer is just the first step. Non-citizens also need a visa.

Applying for Vocational Training in Germany

If you are looking to complete your vocational training in Germany you need to know which qualifications you need, whether your certificates will be recognized and how to go about it and how to make a successful application in Germany.

The Siren Song of the Lorelei

Not far from St. Goarshausen, a grey cliff towers 433 feet above the River Rhine. Atop the cliff sits a woman—or is it a trick of the light?—combing her long hair and singing.

Travel to Germany as a Volunteer

One of the ways to spend time in Germany is as a volunteer. Different international organizations offer programs to those who want to spend a few weeks or months improving their German and working on a service project.

Halloween in Germany

How is Halloween celebrated in Germany? All you need to know about the origin of the tradition, typical costumes and the best Halloween events in Germany.

Don’t Just Drink Beer, Bathe in It

There's so much you can do with beer. You can drink it but also put it in bread dough, mustard or cheese. But have you ever thought of bathing in it? Well, now you can. Spas in Germany are offering soaks in beer suds as a way to relax.

German Dialects: The Sound of Plattdeutsch

Once you’ve learned German, you may expect to be able to communicate with people all over the country. But with what is estimated at between 50 and 250 German dialects, you might find yourself lost when the locals open their mouths. If you are in northern Germany, you might be hearing Plattdeutsch.