Germany is one of the world’s largest car producers – selling 5.9 million cars in 2011. VW’s Golf is one of the best selling cars of all time: in 2012 it year it sold more than 430,000 Golfs around Europe (125,000 ahead of its nearest rival). In 2013, the top-selling car brands in Germany were Volkswagen, Mercedes. Audi and BMW.Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe covering an area of 137,847 square miles, of which 34,836 square miles is covered by land and 3,011 square miles contains water.Germany shares borders with nine other countries – Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. With 81 million people Germany has the largest population in the European Union.Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.One third of the country is still covered in forests and woodlands.Germany is the EU’s largest economy – with a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.73 trillion USD and lies fourth place in the world behind the US, China and Japan.
In summer, you can enjoy long, sunny days, with temperatures often ranging between 70° and 80° F. It is usually warmest in the south of Germany. Germany’s weather is never that predictable. While it is frequently sunny, humid and occasionally downright hot, rain also storms on through and thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence at the beginning of the season.
Studying in Germany could be a great chance to gain a new, distinctly German perspective on your studies. Study abroad locations in many of Germany’s largest cities could provide access to innovative learning programs and experiences. It’s important to note that courses may be primarily offered in English. However, classes in German may be available. These might require students to complete a specific language course before enrolling. Beginners might want to consider taking intensive language courses. Programs typically offer these the two weeks before official classes start. That way, you could have the chance to pick up the language before entering the classroom or interacting with your German peers
Living in Germany
The cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable; especially compare to other Europeans countries. The prices for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events, etc. are basically in line with the EU average. Students will need around 800 Euros a month to cover your living expenses in Germany. The largest expense is your monthly rent.
In large cities, costs can vary considerably depending on where you live.
It’s always a good idea to make a budget before your arrival and include all your estimated expenses. Here is a list of things you should consider and the estimate cost.
- Rent and utilities €298
- Food and drink €165
- Health insurance, medical costs and medicine €66
- Recreation, culture and sports €68
- Learning materials €30
- Car and public transportation €82
- Telephone, internet and TV €33
- Clothing €52
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