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Paraguay Immigration Regulations

Paraguay Immigration Regulations

Immigration Immigrating to Paraguay for immigrants coming from Europe is quite straightforward (if you are familiar with the Paraguayan bureaucracy). As a rule, you enter as a tourist. A valid passport is required for this, which is valid for at least 6 months after entry. This entitles you to a 90-day visa-free stay, which can be extended once for a further 90 days for a fee. In Asunción, you can immediately start applying for the permanent residence permit (Radicación Permanente)…

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Brazilian Literature

Brazilian Literature

Brazilian literature, term for Latin American literature in the Portuguese language. Until the 18th century The period of complete cultural dependence on Portugal lasted until around 1750. The first literarily significant authors in the 16th century included the Jesuit father J. de Anchieta and Bento Teixeira (* 1545, † 1618) with his lyrical representation of nature “Prosopopeia” (1601). The cultural center until the middle of the 18th century was the then capital Bahia. The Gongorism represented here inter alia. Gregório…

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Overview of DAAD Scholarships Part 2

Overview of DAAD Scholarships Part 2

DAAD scholarships for students from artistic fields In the fields of visual arts / design / film, performing arts (dance / drama / directing / musical) and music, the DAAD offers special scholarships for students who are particularly artistically qualified. The program is open to all regions of the world. Two different types of stays abroad are funded: Study visits to a university abroad without a degree Postgraduate studies abroad (e.g. master’s) with a degree The funding period for study…

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Overview of DAAD Scholarships

Overview of DAAD Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service eV (DAAD) is one of the world’s largest funding organizations for the international exchange of students and scientists. The DAAD is a joint institution of the German universities and student bodies. It was founded in 1925 on a student initiative, and since then over 1.9 million academics have been supported at home and abroad. Areas of responsibility of the DAAD The tasks of the DAAD include: promoting the internationalization of German universities strengthening German studies…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (30)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (30)

8. Cultural experience Chile is often described by its neighbors as organized, ordered and the people as distant. From a German point of view, the country and its people are absolutely warm, cheerful and wonderfully chaotic. In my first week I was invited to spend a weekend with a Chilean family and from then on I was immediately considered an official family member. Making friends among Chileans is easy and even if you ask for help, they will do everything…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (37)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (37)

University and courses The FEN itself is about ten minutes walk from Plaza Baquedano and is a very modern building. The International Office takes very good care of the exchange students and you can always go there if you have questions or any other problems. The semester starts with an introductory event in which everything else important that you need to know for the semester is explained. The professors I had were all nice. There is a very large selection…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (29)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (29)

4. Course offer and course choice at the foreign university As already described, the course catalog includes 200 pages of business administration courses, which cover all classic subject areas, such as marketing, finance, human resources, etc. and range from beginner courses to master’s courses. But there are also more specialized courses included, for example I have the three courses International Business Challenges in Latin America ; Globalización, Tratados y Acuerdos Comerciales and Liderazgo en Grupos y Organizaciones. You can choose…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (36)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (36)

Chile – a country of contrasts and my goal for my semester abroad in 2014. Application to the Universidad de Chile The semester abroad is an integral part of my dual studies. So I had to think: where do I want to go? My university in Germany has a few partner universities, but in the Spanish-speaking countries and outside Europe, which were important criteria for the country of my choice, the selection was unfortunately not very large. But then I…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (28)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (28)

1. Selection of the foreign university From the beginning, it was my wish to spend my semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking country in order to improve my Spanish in addition to English. The idea of ​​going to Latin America sounded exciting and appealing, but at the same time I couldn’t really assess the risk of living on the continent. While I was still researching Spain at MicroEDU, I became aware of the university in Chile, a country that I had…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (35)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (35)

Country selection and organization with Collage Contact A long time ago I planned to go abroad during college. I found out about Collage Contact through friends and they told me about it very positively. Everything seemed to go very quickly and easily. It was like that in the end. I had Collage Contact send me an overview of the start of semesters at all available universities, as I was only able to go abroad in March. South America was the…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (27)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (27)

Application process After I decided to spend a semester abroad, the question quickly arose where I should go. I quickly decided that I wanted to go to a Spanish-speaking country to learn Spanish. However, since I had very limited knowledge of Spanish, it had to be a country where it was possible to attend English lectures and learn Spanish on the side. The application itself was very easy. All I had to do was fill out the application documents and…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (34)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (34)

Life: I found the climate in Santiago very pleasant. It hardly ever rains, the sun always shines, but it’s never uncomfortably hot, as one might associate with South America. In winter, however, it can get very cold at night and the houses in Santiago are hardly insulated against it and usually have no heating, so I always slept with 4 blankets in winter, although I am very cold-resistant. But the time when it was so cold is over quickly. By…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (26)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (26)

It took me a very, very long time to decide to do a semester abroad… Not because I was afraid of going abroad for a long time (I was in Australia and New Zealand after graduating from high school), but because I wasn’t sure what it ultimately brings me and whether it is worth investing that much money. But I can say with full conviction: It’s worth it! Application phase: After I had decided to do my semester abroad in…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (33)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (33)

I decided to go to Chile because I wanted to improve my Spanish, which I hardly had before. I chose Chile itself because it was previously recommended to me as the safest country in South America, which is also true. In retrospect, I would make this decision again and again and I was very lucky to be able to experience such a great semester abroad. Communication with MicroEDU was flawless. You can ask anything and always get a very quick…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (25)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (25)

It all started in January 2014 when I was looking for a suitable university for my semester abroad on the MicroEDU website. I decided on South America pretty quickly because I wanted to expand my language skills to include Spanish this semester. So I came across the Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile and decided to do my semester abroad here, because Chile is the safest country in South America and the nature should be simply breathtaking. I contacted…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (32)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (32)

As the semester abroad approached, it quickly became clear to me that I would go to Chile. The destination at the other end of the world seemed very appealing due to its unfamiliarity. Preparing for the stay was quick and easy, even though my German university was not a direct partner university. Course choice and fees Here I realized that I would not continue to pay my semester fee from Lower Saxony, but the Chilean tuition fee, which is many…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (24)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (24)

Why Chile? Since I have chosen Spanish as a second foreign language at my home university and the focus of my degree is on the English language, I decided to study in a Spanish-speaking country to improve my language skills. Furthermore, Chile is one of the safest, most developed and most advanced countries in South America, which further reinforced my decision. I already knew before my stay abroad that I would then travel through South America for 2 months and…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (31)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (31)

Application process The application process for the university in Chile was very easy. I had to fill out some forms in Spanish beforehand. However, MicroEDU sent me a PDF manual where every field was translated and I was able to fill in my details with ease. Then I sent everything to MicroEDU in Münster, who then clarified everything else with the Universidad de Chile. I received the confirmation after a short time. The application process was so easy ! My…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (23)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (23)

Life in Santiago Santiago, at least the center, is very similar to Europe, actually you can get all products relatively problem-free, but you may have to be prepared to pay more than in Germany. In general, shopping is relatively eventful; If you go to the supermarket at the wrong time, it can happen that you wait 20 minutes at the cash register, but you get used to it and avoid these times the next time. What is also not known…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (22)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (22)

Why Chile? One of the first questions the Chileans ask is “Why did you choose Chile?” First of all, I can say that I always wanted to go to Latin America and a Spanish-speaking country for a semester abroad. The problem with my university in Germany, however, was that there are no partner universities in Latin America and that I had no other option than to organize the stay myself, but had a free choice. After I found MicroEDU, the…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (21)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (21)

In the summer of 2014, my preparations for my semester abroad in Chile began. First, I researched the universities that were available for selection. I compared the courses offered and the content of the classes and then, with the help of MicroEDU, decided on the Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios in the center of Santiago. The university is among the best in Latin America and offers around 20 courses in English and 100 in Spanish. For the…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (20)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (20)

As part of my industrial engineering degree, I completed a semester abroad at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile. First of all I can say: I WANT TO GO BACK! Chile is a great country with super nice people, but also real bad guys. I’ll explain a few things below. At the Universidad de Chile I took three courses: International Management, which was very labor-intensive but useful, globalization treaties and trade agreements and prevención de riesgos en equipos,…

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Study System in Brazil

Study System in Brazil

Brazil occupies about half of the South American continent . As big and wide as the country, so diverse are its charms. Brazil is best known for its dream beaches, the rainforest and the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is a football nation: Brazilians worship their national team, the Seleção, with almost religious devotion. During your studies in Brazil you will find out: The Brazilians are very open, hospitable and cheerful. Their temperament seems to match the warm temperatures…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (19)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (19)

Accommodation search In Santiago there is a Facebook group called “Roommate and Flatfinder” through which many have found their apartments and student houses. There you can post yourself that you are looking for something, and the landlords put ads of free rooms in there. Apart from that, there are some websites where you can search for free rooms, e.g. compartodepto. In general, it is relatively easy to find accommodation, especially since the FEN students are there relatively early and therefore…

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Study in Brazil

Study in Brazil

Studying in Brazil: requirements One of the basic requirements for accepting German applicants for a first degree in Argentina is a German university entrance qualification such as the Abitur . The State Education Council ( Conselho Estadual de Educação ) is responsible for recognition. The application is submitted by the respective Brazilian university. However, this is not yet sufficient: for foreign applicants, too, it is mandatory to take off the aforementioned vestibular . In terms of its requirements, this aptitude…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (18)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (18)

Application process After living in the USA for a year during my school days, I was looking for a new adventure for my semester abroad. Since I was already fluent in English and always wanted to learn Spanish, the number of countries was restricted relatively quickly. Spain was too close to me personally and too similar to Germany, so it should be South America. On our university server I found a report from a student who studied at the U…

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Paraguay Culture

Paraguay Culture

Typical Paraguay What are the names of the children in Paraguay? Imagine if you were born into a Paraguayan family! What would you be called then? Common names for girls are Graciela, María Cristina, Zunilda, Francisca, Carmen, Ramona, and Antonia. The most common names overall are María and Elisabeth. Boys have double names even more often than girls, for example Miguel Ángel, Julio César, Juan Carlos, Luis Alberto or Francisco Javier. The most common male names are Ramón and Juan….

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Academic Year in Chile

Academic Year in Chile

Due to the location in the southern hemisphere, the academic year in Chile is structured differently than in Germany. The Chilean university year is divided into two semesters and does not start in October, but in Chilean autumn – that is, as early as March. Therefore, the German summer semester is particularly suitable for completing a semester abroad in Chile . Students can purchase there as in Germany credit points in the course work, they later after consultation with the…

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Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (17)

Facultad de Economía y Negocios – Universidad de Chile (17)

Preparation It was clear to me from the start that I wanted to go to a Spanish-speaking country. Spain was too close to me, so off to South America. To go to a relatively safe country here, the decision was made between the two safest countries, Chile and Argentina. I was convinced by the incredible differences in the Chilean landscape – I just wanted to experience something like that for myself. Since my university of applied sciences does not have…

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Study in Chile

Study in Chile

Most people know little about Chile. That may be due to the geographic location of the country … Studying in Chile is a great opportunity to get to know this extraordinary country better. Get to know Chile Located behind the majestic Andes, as a country located in South America according to timedictionary, Chile extends over a length of 4,300 kilometers and an average width of just 180 kilometers along the southwest coast of South America . Here it can seem…

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