Are you moving to Germany in 2018? If so, you have much to look forward to! A cosmopolitan country rich in historical heritage and regional diversity, Germany is a wonderful European destination for Expats, and whether you plan to work or study in this modern republic, the following information will help you integrate and feel at home.
Learn German with a Hochdeutsch Language Course
While most Germans speak excellent English, if you are to integrate seamlessly into your new environment, you need to learn the lingo. The easiest way to do this is with a Hochdeutsch German Language Course, which you can study on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a small group. Suitable for all language abilities, Hochdeutsch courses provide a true immersion into the German language, and once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to communicate with local residents in their own language… something they’ll greatly appreciate.
Take a German Integration Course and Get to Know Your New Home
In addition to language courses, German integration courses are available for Expats who are moving to Germany. Designed to help you get to know the city or area in which you intend to reside, these bespoke integration courses highlight local places of interest such as markets, shopping areas, recreational places, and museums, and provide detailed information on medical facilities, schools, and local transport networks to help you find your way around.
Fill in the Paperwork: Make Sure You Meet the Requirements for Living in Germany
EU passport holders do not need a visa to live and work in Germany, but you should still register at the local residence registration office (Bürgeramt). If you do not hold a passport from the European Union, you will most likely need a visa to live, work or study in Germany, and this takes time, so plan well in advance, and make sure you have all the necessary paperwork before leaving home.
Anyone moving to a new country will face challenges, but with an open mind and the willingness to integrate into your local community, you will start feeling at home in no time.