Independent Work Abroad in Germany

The Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany provides work authorization for students enrolled at U.S. universities and colleges. Enrolled students from Canada and non-U.S. students attending accredited U.S. colleges and universities are also eligible.

Participants find their own host companies and negotiate the terms of employment. Programs start individually, usually at the beginning of each month. Apply at least six weeks prior to your desired start date.

Program Benefits

Cultural Vistas’ Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany includes:

  • Assistance during the application process
  • Work authorization services
  • Pre-departure information mailing
  • Financial assistance through the Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund (must apply separately)
  • Health insurance (optional)
  • Support throughout your program in Germany and the United States
  • Re-entry information and tips on marketing international experience to U.S. employers

    Eligibility

  • U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens*, or non-U.S. citizens enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the duration of the program.
  • 18–30 years of age
  • Basic knowledge of German (company can waive this requirement)
  • Two years of university level studies, a university degree, or substantial work experience

*Canadian citizens enrolled at an accredited Canadian college or university are also eligible.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply at least six weeks prior to your desired start date.

For more information, please contact usabroad@culturalvistas.org.