Tung, Software-Developer (Vietnam)

"Especially in my profession it is important to 'keep it rolling' and to improve oneself. Germany is the perfect place for that."

Three tips from Tung

1. Build up your contacts in Germany while still in your home country

If you’re planning to spend the future in Germany, you’re best advised to do all you can to build up contacts there. For example, I got to know a lot of German interns through the Vietnamese-German Centre in Hanoi. They gave me useful tips about how to fill in my application forms to study at Hanover University and for a grant for a language course. And in most countries there are German interns at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) too who are looking for contacts. Moreover, both these and other bodies offer any number of events where you can learn about Germans and the German culture. And now of course, you can find out information via Make it in Germany. That will make things simpler!

2. Write down your objectives

Before I came to Germany, I wrote down all the objectives I wanted to achieve here: to stand on my own two feet and support my family thanks to my studies, but also to travel and to learn all about Germany and Europe. Today, I’m often glad that I can go back and read my reasons for coming to Germany. They show me in all kinds of situations that coming to Germany was the right thing to do. I’ve never regretted it.

3. Find out information before appointments with the authorities

I’ve always found it very useful to find out about a subject on the Internet before visiting authorities. It’s really easy here, because in Germany there are plenty of good Web sites on subjects like tax, studying or visas.

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