Work placement abroad

Get ready for the international labour market!

A placement abroad will pay off in a number of ways:

  •     You will get to know new working methods
  •     You will increase your chance of success in the workplace
  •     You will establish international contacts
  •     You will improve your language skills
  •     You will gain self-confidence and personal independence

Today, the experience of having worked abroad is more important than ever. We will help you with finding a suitable work placement in and around Würzburg.

This is a video describing how a stay abroad within the programme FHWS Praxis International works.

Let us address some misconceptions:

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"It is so expensive!"
Travel, accommodation, tuition and last but not least, food: a stay abroad isn’t cheap, that much is true. However, there are a number of programmes which can help you finance your stay abroad: Financing options.

"I will need to extend my studies!"

Not necessarily! You can do your work placement abroad at the same time as you would do your compulsory placement back home—except in a different location. You will not lose any time and your studies will not be delayed indefinitely. What you will do is gain valuable professional experience in an international environment and make many new contacts. 

"All this organisation is overwhelming!"
The FHWS Praxis International Team will assist you with organising your stay. We are constantly looking for more potential business partners in and around Würzburg, we will help you with the application process and we will tell you which papers you will need for your stay. You can find more on that in the paragraph "preparation is everything".

"The effort won't pay off in my career!"
We disagree! In addition to your personal development, a placement abroad gives you the opportunity to build your own international network from the ground up, which can be very useful in your later career. Also, you will benefit from your newly acquired language skills long after you have finished your studies.

Preparation is everything

A placement abroad should be well prepared—as should be any stay abroad. The FHWS Praxis International Team advises and assists you, making sure everything runs smoothly so you can focus on other things. We will help you with the necessary preparations as best as we can. 

The link redirects you to our checklists, where all required documents are listed.
The link redirects you to the page where you get tips on finding a work placement
The link redirects you to the page where the exact application procedure for a stay abroad is described