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Hello everyone!

I have a rather personal question: I'll be starting a CI master's programme in October and got accepted into ULL, Tenerife and am also applying to JGU, Germersheim next week. My language combination is: German A; EN C; FR C; ES C. I am 23 years old now, I grew up in Germany (started speaking English at the age of 4 or so since part of my family is English speaking), did my bachelors degree in Transcultural Communication in Austria, did a highschool exchange in Quebec and Erasmus in Barcelona.

Now I find it hard to choose between both schools: 1. Germersheim offers a two-year program, Tenerife a 9-month program 2. Staying in Germany (working on my A-language) vs. living in Tenerife for a year (improving my Spanish C) 3. Spending another semester abroad during the program (probably in France) vs. finishing my masters within a year and starting to work 4. Financial concerns: Germersheim would be free whereas the Tenerife program would cost 7.500 Euros

Does anyone have any info on either of both schools? Or can just give me some general advice here?

Thanks alot in advance! And: answers are very welcome in DE/EN/FR/ES.

asked 23 Jun '17, 08:32

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edited 23 Jun '17, 19:30

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Vincent Buck

Spending another semester abroad during the program (probably in France) vs. finishing my masters within a year and starting to work

That's a daring assumption. The time you will spend in training towards your ultimate goal is an investment. The number of hours spent practicing will improve your chances. Shortcuts are most likely not to work out as planned.

Studying at FTSK Germersheim will most likely also expose you to a larger amount of German native trainers and allow you to participate in events tailored to your needs.

Also, network wise, being on the continent will be an advantage to benefit from what AIIC, BDÜ-VKD and a few more have to offer to La Relève.

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answered 23 Jun '17, 13:03

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edited 23 Jun '17, 13:11

It's important to consider where you plan to work afterwards. If you're planning to work on the private market rather than the EU market then your teachers will be the first to recommend you for jobs and help you find your feet. As such it is worth studying where you intend to work.

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answered 24 Jun '17, 05:10

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