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After School

Abi – and now?
Studying? Gap Year? Au-pair or something completely different?

13 years of school, a long learning marathon and the stress of the exams are behind you. After the awarding of your certificate and the Abi-Ball, an important stage of your life is over and a new exciting chapter in your life awaits you. Now you are probably faced with the decision of how to continue after your Abi:
Should you study directly or do an apprenticeship? Or would you rather take a short break?
Here you get a first overview:

After school: StudyingStudying

After School: StudyingIf you already know exactly where you want to go in your future career, you can jump straight into your Studies.

You can apply either directly to the universities or, for some courses of study such as medicine, centrally to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. However, many degree programmes are restricted in admission. You should also make sure you meet the application deadline. For the winter semester, this usually ends on 15 July.


Gap Year: Work & Travel, Voluntary Social Year or Au-pair

Maybe you are not yet sure if and what you want to study.

Then the Gap Year is the ideal solution for you.
Gap Year means time-out: Here you take a year off to get to know new cultures, people, languages and perhaps yourself.

Work & Travel

Gap Year: Work & Travel, Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr oder Au-pair One possibility is Work & Travel: Here you travel with your backpack through distant countries. In order to finance your travel, you work in different places, e.g. in agriculture or gastronomy.

Voluntary Social Year (FSJ)

If you want to be socially involved, the Voluntary Social Year is perfect, which you can spend either at home or abroad.


Autover the world as an au-pairAutover the world as an au-pair

Do you like children?Do you like children? Then maybe Au-pair is the right thing for you. You take care of the children of your host family abroad and improve your language skills at the same time.


Language school or language tripLanguage school or language trip

Speaking of language skills: Have you ever thought about a language trip and a language course? It doesn't always have to be English. Other languages like Chinese, Spanish or Russian are becoming more and more important.

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Health insurance after School

No matter what you do after your high school diploma, you need health insurance.
You are not always automatically insured via your parents, especially if you are going abroad. We offer you health insurance for the coming years - whatever you have in mind at home or abroad.

Just enter some information about yourself in our tariff finder and you will find the right health insurance: as a student, language student, au-pair, ...

Probably you have dealt little with the topic of health insurance so far. No problem!

We have compiled some important information for you: What is the difference between statutory and private health insurance for students? When do I need international health insurance? And many more topics...
And if you have any questions, you can reach our experts by phone or by E-Mail.


Highschool Year

Baseball, cheerleaders, and endless highways. If that's your dream, do a high school year.

Au pair

What better way to get to know other cultures, learn a language and discover the world than living in a host family as an au pair?

Work'n'Travel

Gain work experience and get to know languages and the world at the same time? That sounds good to you? Then why not do a Work'n'Travel?

Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr

You don't feel like studying yet and Au-Pair, or Work'n'Travel is too boring for you? Then do a FSJ

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Health insurance for the time after school

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