The ABL cooperates with the WDA (World Association of German Schools Abroad) and German and International Schools abroad

Prof. Dr. Heim, Deputy ABL Director, Mr Hänssig and Ms Rolf, Director of the German International School Chennai,  put the Memorandum of Understanding and thus their excellent cooperation down in writing on the 2nd of November 2017.
Picture source: ABL

German School Prague

The successful cooperation between the German School Prague and Goethe University has led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Teaching students from Goethe University will continue to be supported through internships at the German School in Prague, Czech Republic.

You can find a report on spending a four-months internship (Praxissemester) at the school in our section on student experiences (German only).

German School Guatemala

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The German School in Guatemala-City offers teaching students of Goethe-University a chance to experience a German International School with a focus on bicultural learning. Alongside the German Abitur, the school also offers its graduates the Guatemalan Bachillerato.

German School Ho Chi Minh City

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Following the education fair didacta 2019, Goethe University and the International German School Ho Chi Minh City signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The International German School offers classes in German, English and Vietnamese as well as French as a foreign language. As a German-English bilingual school, the students of various cultural backgrounds come together to grow through mutual exchange. 

The school is currently looking to fill a vacancies in their Primary and Secondary branches. More information can be found here.

German School Warsaw

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The Willy-Brandt-School Warsaw has worked with interns from Goethe-University in the past and has finalised this successful cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

One of their interns, Mr Drexler, has written a report on his time at the German School Warsaw (German only).

German School Curitiba

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The German School Curitiba includes a bilingual kindergarden, a Primary School and a Middle School, in order to support students in their Brasilian and German language acquisition. The school believes in early language learning as a key to successful language acquisition.

New cooperation with the Colegio Alemán (German School) de Guadalajara

The Colegio Alemán regularly offers internship placements to students working towards a teaching degree as part of their practical studies.

A translated excerpt from the school's fundamental concept:

"Our school promotes the community between people from diverse cultural backgrounds and languages. We offer an excellent, internationally competitive education. We value honesty, discipline and integrity, as well as environmentally conscious and socially responsible up-bringing, to foster personal engagement and a strong work-ethic. Our focus lies on a community free of prejudice towards all humans and groups within and outside of our school."

Detailed information can be found here (German and Spanish only) or directly with Mr Hänssig.

Source (Logo, above): Colegio Alemán de Guadalajara.

In the picture, from left to right: Mr Hänssig (ABL - International Teacher Education), Ms Quennet, Mr Quennet (Principal of the Colegio Alemán) and Ms Prof. Dr. Elsner (Director of the ABL for International Affairs).

Colegio Humboldt A. C. Puebla

German School Puebla, Mexico

The successful cooperation between the German School Puebla and Goethe University led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Therefore, teaching students will continue to be supported through internships at the German School in Puebla.

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German School Mexico City

In November 2018, the German School Mexico City signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goethe University in order to offer the university's teaching students internship positions.

German School Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

The German School Melbourne regularly offers internships to teaching students of Goethe University.

Further information on open positions, term dates and internship reqirements are available here or with Mr Hänssig.

German International School Sydney

Sydney, Australia

The German International School Sydney regularly offers internships to teaching students of Goethe University.

For further information on term dates and internship requirements, are available here or through contact with Mr Hänssig.

German European School Singapur

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

The GESS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goethe University and will save available internship positions for students of its partner universities until the end of August. Applications can be send to Mr Hänssig (, who will set up a personal interview. Suitable candidates will then be handing in their applications through the school's online application system.

German Swiss International School Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China

The GSIS - German Swiss International School Hong Kong is continuously looking for secondary school interns with a focus on special needs education (learning disabilities, speech, emotional and social development). Internships are likely to begin in early September. Further Information are available here and with Mr Hänssig.

German International School Chennai

Chennai, India

The German International School Chennai, India, provides teaching students of Goethe University with internships between 4 and 6 months in its primary and secondary school. Students who would like to apply for an internship should be in their fourth semester by the time it takes place. Career changers are welcome to apply as well. Applications are open semi-annualy. For more information and where to apply click here.