International Office

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Would you like to improve your language skills for your everyday work, your teaching or international cooperation? In addition to the offers of our university you can also take a language course in another European country.

How do I proceed?

  • The International Office will be happy to advise you on your plans and on funding opportunities.
  • Select a suitable Erasmus language course for business purposes on the iMOTION online platform or from the list of providers (CLIL courses are available for teachers).
  • Register for the language course after consulting your supervisor.
  • Once you have received confirmation of enrolment, register your Erasmus mobility with the International Office (at least 4 weeks before the planned start date). Please refer to the detailed schedule for the next steps.

What funding opportunities are there?

The International Office can subsidise job shadowing at Erasmus partner universities with nationally determined rates, so-called lump-sum payments for accommodation and travel expenses. The amount of the Erasmus grant depends on

  • from the country of destination
  • the amount of the university's annual Erasmus budget
  • the demand from all faculties of the university.

A stay abroad worthy of support has a duration of at least 2 days (and a maximum of 2 months). A language course usually lasts one week.
Please clarify with your faculty or department that co-financing is necessary.

To apply for Erasmus funding, please refer to the schedule

In the spirit of "train instead of flight", travel by more sustainable means of transport is also encouraged. Feel free to ask the International Office about this.

You can calculate your "ecological footprint" here

During class, we touched base, were singing from the same hymn sheet and did not play hardball. However, passing the course was not a low hanging fruit. (course "English for the educational Workspace", topic "Annoying Office Jargon")

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schuster, ALP

In Atlantic's "English for the workplace" language course, we were able to polish up our English intensively in a small group of employees from various universities and apply it directly during joint pub tours in Galway. It was especially nice to notice that you are not as bad as you think you are. :)

Daniela Fleuren, head of department International Relations & Languages

We often also support Spanish-speaking guests, so I decided to take a B2 refresher course at our partner university Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. This week was instructive, exciting, and full of great impressions about the country and its people.

Beatrice Melendez, staff member IO