Study abroad: To America? No, thank you

have been if everywhere in the world borders again pulled up, the wheel will not turn back: We need to exchange across borders more than ever before,“ clarifies

Study abroad: To America? No, thank you

have been if everywhere in the world borders again pulled up, the wheel will not turn back: We need to exchange across borders more than ever before,“ clarifies Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General of the German Academic exchange service (DAAD),.

And The exchange should begin early at the beginning of a scientific career, so that young scientists can build international networks, writes in the latest issue of the magazine "Forschung & Lehre", the German higher education Association out there. Because, the expert argues: "Looking at the CVS of the currently sought-after experts, you have collected almost all of the early first experience abroad."

Currently, the thing with the experience from abroad is said, however, easier said than done. Not only young scientists, also "easy" students need to reschedule the corona due to a semester abroad or double degrees, move or cancel. The "physical mobility", which is for Rüland continue to be "the Royal road" was not held this year, for most students, especially outside of Europe.

What limitations are going to stay how long?

The study Foundation of the German people, granted, currently, non-European universities only long-term projects from seven months in duration and is promoting these in the first instance only as an Online studies. That is to say: you pays tuition fees for an Online course of study and pays the travel costs, grants and foreign flat-rate only when an actual departure is again possible. In principle, studies be granted when a convincing application, however, and research stays and internships in the member States of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Here travel costs, grants and abroad would be granted flat-rate, informs a spokesperson.

Many students are currently doing so, such as the 24-year-old Jonas Beckmann: The holder of a scholarship of the studienstiftung wanted to in the fall to California. In addition, equipped with a Fulbright scholarship, was planned by the aspiring industrial engineer, first for a Semester at the University of California, Berkeley, before he wanted to write in the following summer semester of his master's thesis at the RWTH Aachen University. He was now "in the privileged position to take advantage of the time academically-sensible and planning simply to turn around", that is to say:

He now writes his master thesis, has organised a second Job as a research assistant and hopes to be able in the spring to California. "So far, I am optimistic that it works, but it is of course the question of the extent to which the study is taking place there at all? Limitations there will be for sure.“

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 09:20

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