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A Guide to Internships Abroad in Frankfurt

A shining spectacle of glass, steel, and concrete skyscrapers, Frankfurt is unlike any other German city. A metropolis housing 5.5 million inhabitants, Frankfurt is a high-powered finance and business hub with a go-getter spirit, making it the perfect setting for an internship abroad! Known to many as Mainhattan, the city is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges as well as the headquarters of the European Central Bank. Frankfurt famously hosts some of the world’s most important trade fairs, attracting thousands of business moguls of all kinds from entrepreneurs to suits to interns like you!

Life in Frankfurt for International Interns

Although one of the country’s most expensive cities, this urban jungle has also been voted as one of the most livable cities in the world. The city is well connected with an intricate web of trams, buses, and train systems, and interns will have no problem maneuvering with the affordable public transportation system to any of its lively districts. Keep stretching your budget by checking out the street food scene during your lunch breaks and be sure to hit a brewery or two with your coworkers after hours.

Frankfurt boasts Germany’s longest pedestrian shopping street called the Zeil, where any shopping addict would certainly have a tough time fighting temptation. Friendlier towards the intern budget is the Flohmarkt, or flea market, that is open every other Saturday in the Museum district along the southern bank of the Main river. The market sells all sorts of knickknacks and treasures and is the perfect place to try your hand at bartering to secure the best deals.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

The housing market in Frankfurt is notoriously competitive. So if you were envisioning your own modern, yet cozy little apartment downtown…sorry to burst your bubble. The good news is some intern abroad programs in Frankfurt will hook you up with accommodation. Another popular option is a Wohngemeinschaft, often shortened to WG, meaning shared flat. These apartments are often shared with a few other roommates, and it’s the perfect way to have an immersive experience with locals.

In a city used to catering to visitors from all over the world, it’s not difficult to get by speaking only English. Many menus in restaurants in the city center will have translations in English, as does signage in most public spaces. For those who do not speak German, the extra English help eliminates much of the hassle of a language barrier, however this can make it more difficult for students determined to immerse themselves in German.

So you’re ready to intern abroad in Frankfurt, ja? Ja! A true global crossroad, Frankfurt boasts an international reputation that dates back to the Roman settlements that will give your resume mad street cred. Kick starting your career with an internship abroad in Frankfurt is a great way to expand your professional and personal contacts in the international arena. And, if you’re considering launching a career as a global professional, you couldn’t pick a better place to start.

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