Intercultural Competence Through Studying Abroad

Intercultural Competence Through Studying Abroad

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There are many reasons for studying abroad. In addition to academic motivation, many students naturally also want to acquire important soft skills. These are just as important in later professional life as the technical skills. In our globalized society, intercultural competence is now required in almost every professional field, be it in international companies, in the field of education and teaching, or in science. But what does intercultural competence actually mean? And how can you acquire this special ability? Studying abroad is the first step in the right direction. In the following you will learn what intercultural and intercultural competence is all about and how you can acquire this important competence while studying abroad. Intercultural competence: definition Intercultural competence is the ability to navigate confidently in intercultural situations. Anyone who…
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Save Postage and Phone Costs Abroad

Save Postage and Phone Costs Abroad

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INEXPENSIVE SIM PHONE CARD FOR ABROAD Whether on a family vacation, on a business trip or during a longer stay abroad such as studying abroad, mobile phones, tablets & Co are now indispensable for almost everyone - be it to maintain communication with those who stayed at home or for spontaneous mobile surfing. So that the constant connection to the Internet does not become a cost trap, it is important to note whether you are within the EU. There are data roaming charges now capped. That doesn't mean that calling and surfing is cheap, but at least there is a certain maximum cost limit. Outside the EU, however, there are usually still very high telephone and surfing charges from the local telephone providers, which are then not capped. Factors for…
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Campus Life in Australia

Campus Life in Australia

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Campus life in Australia is not as legendary as it is in the USA, but there is also a lot to offer students on campus in Australia. Of course, the campus is primarily there for studying. But outside of the classrooms and libraries, the students in Australia can organize their everyday life on campus. Campus facilities in Australia There are many facilities on an Australian campus. Many of them are for academic or administrative purposes. Others offer students the opportunity to spend their free time there between or after the courses. The universities' campus maps help new students find facilities on campus. Typical campus facilities in Australia include: Teaching and research facilities: There are various modern lecture halls and seminar rooms as well as laboratories on the campus. There are…
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LLM in Australia Part II

LLM in Australia Part II

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Reasons to study LLM in Australia The most popular countries for an LLM study abroad are still the USA and Great Britain. However, a corresponding degree from Down Under no longer seems exotic and is highly regarded by employers. Because the quality of the study programs of Australian universities can easily rival those of North American and British universities. After all, the University of Melbourne ranks eighth worldwide in the field of law in the QS World University Ranking and offers a huge selection of modules that can be optimally tailored to your own interests. But not only the University of Melbourne offers its international students excellent conditions in the field of research and teaching. Likewise, the La Trobe University can LLM program provide it upon her a long tradition…
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Cultural Characteristics in Australia Part II

Cultural Characteristics in Australia Part II

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Mateship One of the cultural specialties in Australia is the concept of mateship. Historically, it has its origins in the colonial era and it is still important today for coexistence in Australia. At that time, the people in the country's inhospitable environment were dependent on each other's support to ensure their survival. Mateship therefore not only stands for friendship, but also for loyalty and equality, which in turn can be used to explain the flat hierarchies in Australia. This could also explain the typical willingness to help. The importance of mateship for the Australians, the move to include the term in the preamble of the Australian constitution shows. However, this was rejected. The concept has also already been considered as part of a naturalization test. Individualism and freedom Despite the…
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Cultural Characteristics in Australia Part I

Cultural Characteristics in Australia Part I

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Australians either spend most of their time on the beach or roam the Australian bush in crocodile Dundee style? This is of course just as incorrect as the stereotypical image of the eternally beer-loving, sauerkraut-eating Germans dancing the Schuhplattler with a cuckoo clock in their living room. And yet the beach and the outback are among the first things that come to mind when we think of Australia and which we perceive as typical Down Under. In addition, there are of course a lot more cultural features in Australia, many of which are also due to the history of the country. Origins of Australian Culture Australia was colonized by the British Crown in the 18th century. This legacy continues to shape life in Australia today. English is practically the national…
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Cost of Living in Australia Part II

Cost of Living in Australia Part II

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Costs for activities In addition to working for the university, you naturally also want to have fun studying abroad. Therefore, students should factor in the cost of recreational activities when considering the cost of living in Australia. There is no shortage of leisure opportunities in Australia. If you like, you can, for example, watch the latest blockbusters in Australian cinemas, meet fellow students in a trendy bar and then go to a club to dance or attend one of the many sporting events and much more. In total, students should budget around AUD 200 to AUD 400 per month for activities, depending on where in Australia they live. Here are a few price examples for popular leisure activities: Company Costs Eating out in a cheap restaurant AUD 18.00 1 cinema…
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Cost of Living in Australia Part I

Cost of Living in Australia Part I

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International students in Australia will have to pay for their living expenses in addition to the Australian tuition fees. How expensive life is for students in Australia depends on two factors: On the one hand, of course, the individual lifestyle determines the expenses. On the other hand, the place of residence down under is very decisive for the amount of the monthly costs for rent, meals and activities. The city with the highest cost of living for students in Australia is unsurprisingly the metropolis of Sydney. But also Melbourne is one of the most expensive cities. Students can live more cheaply in Adelaide or in rural regions of Australia, for example. Cost of rent and housing in Australia A large part of the cost of living in Australia is accommodation,…
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Cost of Studying in Australia

Cost of Studying in Australia

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Studying at the excellent Australian universities, having fun with your new fellow students, discovering the fascinating Australian landscape and relaxing in comfortable accommodation - all of this has its price. There are some costs involved in studying in Australia. In addition to visa and travel, you also have to pay tuition fees and, of course, your living expenses. Tuition fees in Australia A large part of the cost of studying in Australia is tuition fees. Universities in Australia charge tuition fees from both international and local students. Due to government regulations, tuition fees are lower for locals than for students coming to Australia from other countries to study. The tuition fees vary depending on the university, subject and degree. Subjects such as human medicine or dentistry are very expensive, while…
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Lectures in Australia

Lectures in Australia

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The universities in Australia are known for their high quality standards in research and teaching. Of course, the students also benefit from this in the courses. The courses in Australia convey the course content in a practical way and prepare the students well for their later professional life. Courses are essential components of the undergraduate degree as well as the Master by Coursework and postgraduate studies. In many cases, students completing a Master by Research or doing a doctorate take no or only a few courses. Independent research work is the focus of your studies. Types of courses in Australia At universities in Australia, it is common for students to take four courses in one semester. Sometimes it is also possible to complete just three courses. Note: The English word…
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Course Choice During a Semester Abroad in Australia

Course Choice During a Semester Abroad in Australia

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A semester abroad at a university in Australia shouldn't just be a great personal experience. Rather, it should also be an academic success. Choosing the right courses is an important aspect. But how does the course selection actually work during the semester abroad in Australia ? And what should students consider? Choices when choosing a course in Australia International students who come to Australia for a semester abroad are usually not assigned to a specific subject area or semester. This gives them a great deal of freedom in choosing a course, because they can largely compose their schedule freely from the courses on offer at the university. The free choice of courses has two major advantages for semester students: In this way, students can coordinate their courses at the university…
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Masters in Australia

Masters in Australia

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Australia - the huge country on the other side of the world beckons with sunshine, exotic flora and fauna and a relaxed lifestyle. Reasons for the Masters in Australia A master’s degree in Australia is not only due to the fantastic landscape and good weather, but also to the country’s excellent university system. Australian universities are characterized by a flexible, permeable study system. They have opened up a lot to international students and the Australian Masters degree is internationally recognized. Research and teaching are at a top level worldwide. The Master in Australia at a glance The choice of subjects in the master’s programs in Australia is almost inexhaustible. In addition to classic subjects, students can also complete exotic courses of study with a regional focus. These include master’s courses…
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Bachelor in Australia

Bachelor in Australia

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The outback, white sandy beaches, dense tropical rainforest, extraordinary animals and exciting metropolises - all this and more can be discovered in Australia. So it's no wonder that Australia is so popular with tourists. But there are also other ways to get to know the country on the other end of the world: A bachelor's degree in Australia, for example, combines the pleasant with the useful. The higher education landscape in Australia is one of the best in the world. The universities are characterized by: high professional standards good equipment intensive supervision of the students The Bachelor in Australia at a glance At Australian universities, students can take bachelor's degrees in anything from the humanities to engineering. In addition, it is also possible to take subjects with a regional reference…
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LLM in Australia Part I

LLM in Australia Part I

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Australia not only fascinates with beautiful nature and exciting cities, but also with an excellent university landscape. The state's 43 universities are characterized by high professional standards, excellent equipment and a high level of service. The "ESOS Act" also ensures that the study programs of all universities that accept international students meet international standards. This also applies to the Master of Laws (LLM): The law master's degree can be obtained in Australia within just one year, at some universities even in a shorter time. The graduates repeatedly report enthusiastically about small course sizes, helpful lecturers and first-class libraries. The composition of the program participants is international, so that the students in the LLM in Australia acquire not only specialist knowledge but also intercultural skills and at the same time improve…
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Application Process for Studying in Australia

Application Process for Studying in Australia

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The study location in Australia has been selected, the right university has been found and you also know which subject you want to study? Then the next step is to apply to the university in Australia. Prospective students apply directly to the individual universities. Each university has its own application process. It is therefore important to find out more about the detailed application process for studying at the relevant university in Australia. As a rule, the application documents are sent online. Some universities charge a fee for the application, the so-called application fee, of around AUD 50 to 100. Since the application process takes some time, prospective students should start looking into it as early as possible. Study applicants can get assistance from free recruitment agencies. They also provide the…
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MBA in Australia

MBA in Australia

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The laid-back lifestyle of the Aussies and the unique natural beauty of the “red continent” make Australia one of the most popular travel destinations. The fact that the Australian higher education system is among the best in the world also makes Australia attractive to students. At Australian universities, the relationship between lecturers and students is right. Teaching and research are of a consistently high level. There are even clearly defined quality standards especially for international students. Even if the Australian MBA is not as long a tradition as its role model in the USA, it is still highly regarded internationally. Numerous Australian universities have included the popular management degree in their courses in recent years. What makes the MBA in Australia so appealing Australian MBA programs attract students from all…
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Funding Options for Studying in Australia

Funding Options for Studying in Australia

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If you want to fulfill your dream of studying in Australia, you should think about the financing in good time. Because studying at the excellent universities in Sydney, Melbourne and Co. has its price. In addition to tuition fees, international students also have to pay for the cost of living and the long journey to get there. How good that there are several different financial aids for studying in Australia. Funding for a semester abroad in Australia Students who want to study in Australia for one or two semesters as part of a study abroad program have the following funding options: Foreign BAföG The most popular financing option for a semester abroad in Australia with German students is the Auslands-BAföG. Even students who do not receive a domestic BAföG have…
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Study in Melbourne Part II

Study in Melbourne Part II

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The metropolis has different beaches, for example in St Kilda, Port Melbourne or Brighton. The Brighton Beach is known for its brightly painted beach huts, the Brighton Bathing Boxes. Surfers don't get their money's worth in Melbourne as there are no surfing beaches in Melbourne. Even in a big city like Melbourne you can spend a day in the country. There are several parks in the city. One of the highlights are the Royal Botanic Gardens. The botanical garden is located directly on the Yarra River. Major sporting events take place in Melbourne several times a year. The most popular are the Australian Open tennis tournament, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup horse race. The horse racing day is even an official holiday in Melbourne. Cricket and…
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Reasons to Study in Australia

Reasons to Study in Australia

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Are you wondering why you should do a semester abroad in Australia ? Or why is it worth going to Australia for a complete degree? Here are the top reasons to study in Australia: 1. First-class university landscape One of the reasons for studying in Australia is the excellent Australian higher education landscape. Australia is known for educational institutions that offer excellent study conditions. The Australian higher education sector consists of universities, TAFE institutions and private educational institutions. Universities in Australia must meet government standards. This is for quality assurance in Australian higher education. The high quality of Australian universities is regularly reflected in international university rankings. The universities that are members of the Group of Eight particularly stand out hereare, an Australian university association. These are among the top…
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Study in Melbourne Part I

Study in Melbourne Part I

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Curtain up on one of the "most livable cities in the world": Melbourne is located in southeast Australia and is the capital of the state of Victoria. With around 5 million inhabitants, Melbourne is a real metropolis and offers everything your heart desires. So it's no wonder that Melbourne has won the title of Most Liveable City, awarded by The Economist magazine, six times in a row. Melbourne is located in Port Philipp Bay and the Yarra River runs through the city. Melbourne was founded in 1835. Many historical buildings still bear witness to its history. But modern, unusual buildings also shape the cityscape today. Just as diverse as the city are its inhabitants, the so-called Melburnians, because Melbourne is extremely multicultural. A large group is made up of immigrants…
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University System in Australia

University System in Australia

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Exciting metropolises, fascinating landscapes, a unique animal world and and and. There are many reasons for studying in Australia. A very important reason for the many international students who are drawn to Down Under is certainly the excellent Australian university landscape. Australian universities can regularly place themselves at the top of international university rankings. They offer an almost infinite selection of subjects, including such special courses as Aboriginal Studies. The internationally recognized Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees are also firmly anchored in the Australian system of studies. Academic and job-specific qualifications The tertiary education sector in Australia is divided into two areas: Higher education Vocational Education and Training (VET) While degrees are awarded in the Higher Education Sector, degrees from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) area are job-specific qualifications.…
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Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Australia

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Australia

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Australian universities enjoy an excellent international reputation and are known for providing high quality teaching and research. The reason for this is not least the quality assurance in higher education, which plays an important role in Australia. How is it organized? Between autonomy and state control Quality assurance in higher education is under intense government control in Australia. In principle, the Australian universities are autonomous. Her duties include to accredit degree programs internally and their quality through codes of conduct ( codes of practice ) to ensure. At the same time, universities are subject to a large number of laws and regulations. You are obliged to adhere to certain minimum standards. In addition, there are external quality tests carried out by the quality assurance agency TEQSA. TEQSA: registration and accreditation…
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Study in Queensland Part II

Study in Queensland Part II

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Lifestyle while studying abroad in Queensland Lots of sun, hot summers, warm winters, beautiful beaches - it's no wonder that many Queensland residents love to be outside. This brings with it a relaxed lifestyle, which is typical of the Australian way of life in general. Exactly how life is shaped in Queensland always depends on the location. City dwellers, of course, live a little differently than inhabitants of coastal towns or settlements in the outback. Those who like to go out, of course, have more options in a big city like Brisbane or holiday regions like the Gold Coast than in small communities in the hinterland. In any case, the relaxed outdoor lifestyle under the Australian sun is a great experience for many students. Many people in Queensland are into…
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Study in Queensland Part I

Study in Queensland Part I

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Welcome to the Australian "Sunshine State". In Queensland, in the east of the country, the sun shines around 300 days a year. No wonder the second largest state in Australia is a popular study destination. But of course there is much more to studying in this region of Down Under than the numerous hours of sunshine. The most important advantages at a glance: Studying in Queensland Big city plants can be just as happy in Queensland as fans of small town life and nature lovers. In addition to large cities such as Brisbane in particular or lively holiday resorts such as the Gold Coast, there are also many small towns and villages on the more than 7,000 kilometers of coastline and in the hinterland. Queensland is economically strong as a…
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Services Offered by Universities in Australia

Services Offered by Universities in Australia

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Universities in Australia strive to provide the best possible support to students. This does not only apply to academic matters. You also want to be there for the students outside of the lectures. That is why there are numerous services for students in Australia that affect both the academic and private spheres. International students in particular, who have to find their way in a new environment far from home, can benefit from the many services offered by universities in Australia. International Office The first point of contact for the many international students is the International Office of the Australian university. At some universities, students enroll in their courses through the International Office. You can also contact this office if you wish to change your courses. The International Office is often…
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Australia Student Visa Part II

Australia Student Visa Part II

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With the family to Australia to study If you want to avoid homesickness while studying in Australia, you can be accompanied by selected family members. This can be the partner as well as your own or your stepchildren. An applicant's partner can even study in Australia for three months. If you travel to Australia with your family, of course, this also has an impact on the conditions that must be met in order to obtain a visa. These include, for example, the financial requirements. The processing fee for the visa will also increase. Families should inform themselves in advance about the visa conditions in order to avoid problems with the visa later. Work permit in Australia A work permit is already included in the student visas for Australia. Students are…
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Australia Student Visa Part I

Australia Student Visa Part I

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If you want to study in Australia, you usually need a student visa. Until June 30, 2016, there were different student visas in Australia depending on the study program. This is no longer the case since July 1st, 2016. Since then, there has only been one student visa for studying in Australia, the Student visa (subclass 500). Australia Student Visa Requirements Anyone wishing to obtain a visa to study in Australia must be admitted to full-time study at a college registered in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Oversea Students (CRICOS). It must also be clear that the students only want to travel to Australia for a certain period of time. In addition, applicants for a student visa must prove that they have health insurance in Australia through…
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Study System in Australia

Study System in Australia

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Even if Australia is on the other end of the world, the study system there is basically similar to the German one - although there are some special features. Just like German universities, Australian universities also award bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In addition, the study system in Australia also has degrees that are unknown in Germany. In addition to academic and vocational qualifications in the field include Vocational Education and Training (VET) for the tertiary education sector ( Tertiary Education ) in Australia. Some of these so-called VET programs are even offered at universities, but also at other institutions in the Australian university landscape. These can be so-called TAFEs or private colleges. These in turn can also award academic degrees such as a bachelor's degree. There is no such…
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Tuition Fees in Australia

Tuition Fees in Australia

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Both international and local students must pay tuition fees in Australia. However, tuition fees in Australia are usually significantly higher for international students than for local students. On the one hand, this is because the amount of tuition fees that universities in Australia are allowed to charge from residents is limited by the Australian government. On the other hand, the places for local students are partially subsidized by the state. International students usually have to prepay tuition fees in Australia for each semester. Tuition fees in Australia at a glance The tuition fees for international students in Australia fall depending on the university, angestrebtem degree and study of different heights. As can be seen in the following overview, the price ranges are quite large. Bachelor's degree: AUD 15,000 to AUD…
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Study in Sydney Part II

Study in Sydney Part II

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Sydney highlights As a true cosmopolitan city, Sydney is of course rich in sights. Two particularly iconic structures are located on Sydney Harbor. Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of Sydney. The architect Jørn Utzon from Denmark designed the unique building. With its various halls, the opera house is one of the world's largest cultural centers and is a popular photo opportunity. Around 40 performances take place there every week. Contrary to what the name suggests, visitors can not only enjoy opera performances there. The offer also includes dance performances, concerts, theater performances and more. The Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sydney Harbor Bridge Another landmark of the city is the Sydney Harbor Bridge, an arch bridge that connects the northern and…
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