1- Inform yourself in advance: Find out about the city, the weather, transportation options, and the main places you want to visit.
2- Learn the language in your home country: basic knowledge of the German language will help you to get along better at the beginning and to establish contacts.
3- Make contacts: meet other international students, attend events and clubs aimed at international students, and take advantage of the opportunities and offers of your German course. At UNS, our teachers are also available to give you tips.
4- Discover the city: Hamburg has a lot to offer, from historical sights such as the Elbphilharmonie and the Michel, to parks and green spaces, to a lively art and culture scene. Use your free time to explore the city.
5- Take advantage of the resources: Find out about the resources available to you from the university and the city. These include counseling services for international students, job opportunities, and housing assistance.
6- Be open-minded: be open to new experiences and cultures, this will help you settle in faster and enjoy your time in Hamburg.
7- Set goals: Set goals for the duration of your German course and your studies in Hamburg. This will help you use your time effectively and manage your expectations.
Overall, settling in as a foreign student in Hamburg is a great opportunity to learn about new cultures, make new friends, and expand your skills. With a little preparation and an open mind, you can be sure to fully enjoy your time in Hamburg and gain unforgettable experiences. Take the opportunity to develop personally and academically and achieve your goals while enjoying the beauty and diversity of the city.