Work & Travel


How To Work & Travel


Below you will find a list of agencies and organisations which provide help and support when planning and realising your work & travel experience.

Please note that the information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the agencies and directories listed below and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.




Exchange programmes for foreign language assistants.


Foreign schoolboards offer a particularly attractive opportunity to experience a stay abroad for a longer period of time which will allow students to not only get to know the target culture but also to broaden their horizons when it comes to teaching. This is especially of interest to all future teachers. The tasks of a foreign language assistant are very versatile, including assistance within a classroom where German is taught as a foreign language.


What are the application requirements?


Formal criteria

All applicants

  • must have completed the required amount of semesters at a German university


  • must not be older than 29 years old


  • must have German citizenship and must have graduated from a German secondary school or a German university. All foreign applicants are advised to contact the PAD in order to inquire about their chances of acceptance.


Further criteria

Within all programmes, all applicants who study the language of the target country are generally favoured, future teachers in particular. Furthermore, the actual application is of high importance since the CV, the cover letter, the university's assessment and the grades are highly taken into consideration. Please visit PAD's website below to find further information to make sure your application turns out to be a success.


The programme database of the PAD can be found here.


Work & travel in the United States of America.

Education USA

General information on work & travel (overviews, requirements, costs and organising your work & travel stay)

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Work, study and travel abroad.