The Welcome Center Ostwuerttemberg supports international students and international specialists with all topics regarding working and living in Ostwuerttemberg. This includes initial consultation and pilot functions. Additionally, companies and HR departments receive support with all questions regarding employment and successful integration of international employees. The Welcome Center Ostwuerttemberg is funded by the Ministry for Economics, Employment, and Tourism of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Ostalb region, as well as the cities of Aalen, Schwaebisch Gmuend, and Ellwangen support the project with an annual contribution.

We offer consultation to international students and specialists regarding the following examples:

  • Recognition of foreign academic and vocational qualifications
  • Work, job searching, and applications
  • Vocational courses and education
  • Studying German
  • Entry and residence rights
  • Healthcare system
  • Child care
  • Mobility
  • Religious Organizations
  • School
  • Insurance plans
  • Clubs and leisure opportunities
  • Living in Germany

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