The Stay Abroad is mandatory for LABG 2009 and LABG 2016.
Please also consider that the International Office can advise you about scholarships and programs for studies, internships and short-term programs abroad.
If you want your stay abroad to be recognized, you must spend time in an English-speaking country with exposure to native speakers of English in a rich English-language environment.
The UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand are all unreservedly fine.
A good test is: if you were on the street, would they be speaking English as a first language (not can they, or is it an official language, or as a lingua franca, but do they?).
- IN: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago
- OUT: Cameroon, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Malta, Morocco
- MAYBE: Ghana and Fiji we have accepted in the past if the environment is judged to be sufficiently rich. Former British colonies may be possible, but not necessarily.
You may get credit (full or partial) for previous prolonged stays in an English-speaking country. However, this will be judged on a case by case basis.
To apply for accreditation, please email Emily Stutz, attaching proof of your previous Stay Abroad
Before students do any planning, they should contact Emily Stutz to discuss their ideas about staying abroad.
If students are planning to do the Berufsfeldpraktikum during their Stay Abroad, they need to contact their Berufsfeldpraktikum advisor before consulting the Stay Abroad supervisor.
The International Office can advise you about scholarships and programs for studies, internships and short-term programs abroad.
When students have a concrete proposal, they should email the Stay Abroad supervisor for approval. Please include the following information:
- Your name and contact information
- Your proposed activity
- The start and end date of your Stay Abroad
- The Stay Abroad supervisor will then contact you
Students do not have to write a report to get the credit points for their Stay Abroad, but they have to hand in some form of proof of having successfully completed the Stay Abroad (e.g. a letter of recommendation).