Stay abroad

Infoveranstaltung Auslandsaufenthalt

Mittwoch, 25. November 2020, 12 Uhr s.t. via Zoom.
Zugang zur Veranstaltung über den Learnweb Ordner "Studienberatung ES." [de]

Regulations for the Winter term 2020/2021:

Study abroad/ work experience

A) Students whose designated host university has offered them to participate in an online semester should do so.
o How to proceed: You can start your digital studies without any further notification to the student advisory service.

B) Students who have been offered to switch their university studies or internship to the spring/summer term are welcome to do so. But please bear in mind that the summer term at the host university might start way earlier than April!
o How to proceed: If you have any queries about the time frame, please contact the student advisory service.

  • Bitte beachten Sie,
    dass für Lehramtsstudierende § 11 Abs. 10 LABG gilt: „Das Studium moderner Fremdsprachen umfasst mindestens einen Auslandsaufenthalt von drei Monaten Dauer in einem Land, in dem die studierte Sprache als Landessprache gesprochen wird; Hochschulen können im Einzelfall eine Ausnahme vom Auslandsaufenthalt zulassen, wenn eine in der Person der oder des Studierenden oder in der Person nächster Angehöriger begründete schwerwiegende Mobilitätseinschränkung vorliegt und die Ausnahmegenehmigung dokumentiert wird.“ Alle bereits unterschriebenen learning agreements haben weiterhin Bestand.

C) Students whose university studies or internship abroad has been cancelled and who did not get the offer to do
o  an online term or (A)
o switch to spring/summer term (B)
should participate in the Culture and Communication @ Home module at WWU.

 How to proceed with option C):
  • Course registration: Normally, you need two courses. Ideally a lecture (2LP) and a seminar (5/6LP). The registration period for seminars is already over. If you have not got your courses yet, please register for two lectures on HIS LSF.

Stay abroad

All BA students are required to go abroad as part of EITHER the Culture & Communication OR the Work Experience Module. To complete the module, you will have to submit the Intercultural Dossier.

  • the duration of the stay abroad is 12 weeks (but can be split into two separate stays abroad of any length, i.e. two stays of six weeks or one stay of 10 weeks and the second of two weeks)
  • for the Culture & Communication Module you have to obtain 7 credit points at an English-speaking university
  • for the Work Experience Module you have to work for 210 hours in an English-speaking country

Bitte beachten Sie,
dass für Lehramtsstudierende § 11 Abs. 10 LABG gilt: „Das Studium moderner Fremdsprachen umfasst mindestens einen Auslandsaufenthalt von drei Monaten Dauer in einem Land, in dem die studierte Sprache als Landessprache gesprochen wird; Hochschulen können im Einzelfall eine Ausnahme vom Auslandsaufenthalt zulassen, wenn eine in der Person der oder des Studierenden oder in der Person nächster Angehöriger begründete schwerwiegende Mobilitätseinschränkung vorliegt und die Ausnahmegenehmigung dokumentiert wird.“ Alle bereits unterschriebenen learning agreements haben weiterhin Bestand.

  • Recognition of your stay abroad

    If you would like to have your stay abroad recognised for either the Culture & Communication or the Work Experience Module, please send us:

    Your name, study programme and matriculation number
    An authenticated transcript of records/learning agreement from the university abroad OR a confirmation by your employer of 210 working hours completed
    Train or flight tickets showing that you have spent at least 12 weeks abroad

    Please send these documents to mobiles[at]wwu.de

  • Recognition of pre-university stays abroad

    You have already been abroad prior to your studies and would like to have this recognised for the Work Experience Module? This is only possible if the stay abroad was completed within the year before you took up your studies. Please send us:

    Your name, study programme and matriculation number
    A confirmation by your employer of 210 working hours completed
    Train or flight tickets showing that you have spent at least 12 weeks abroad

    Please send these documents to mobiles[at]wwu.de

  • Cases of hardship (Härtefälle)

    If you are a recognised case of hardship (Härtefall) you can be exempted from going abroad. You will instead do the study@home programme.

Information and guidance for your stay abroad

The International Office [de] offers students several information sessions on planning and financing a semester / year abroad.

The Career Service [de] gives information for internships abroad and financial support for this.

For information on educational exchange, you can also turn to the ZfL Nina Harsch. The ZfL has also established an internship platform: https://zfl-pdb.uni-muenster.de/ [de]

The Studienberatungsbüro is responsible for distributing information on study abroad programmes for both German and international students. Any administrative questions on staying abroad should be directed toward this office.

Relevant information on the obligatory stay abroad for LABG 09 students wishing to become teachers can be found here:
Obligatory stay abroad (pdf)
Obligatory stay abroad (new exam regulations from 2018) (pdf)

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Study at home (Ausnahmeregelung)

Important: Students wishing/needing to study the module "Culture and Communication" in the ‘at home’ category must submit proof that for them the exceptional rules apply until the beginning of the respective QISPOS registration period. They should approach the student advisory service for this during their respective office hours. If the rules apply, students will receive a form.

Ausnahmeregelung: Studies at Home (LabG 09) (pdf) [de]