People on a Street. © Getty Images, Jedrzej Kaminski_EyeEm

The Goethe-Institut offers migrants a qualified preparation service for day-to-day living and the workplace in Germany while they are still in their origin country. Programmes include courses with regional and intercultural content tailored to group needs, as well as advice and learning support programmes. Migrant workers are an increasingly important target group, as well as joining spouses.


  • Preparation for day-to-day living and working in Germany
  • Preliminary input to support the migration experience
  • Painting a realistic picture of day-to-day living and working in Germany
  • Dealing with fears and stress
  • Support with preparation for language certificate as a visa requirement
  • Support during the transition period until integration services can be accessed in Germany


Services for migrants

  • advice on everyday life and the workplace in Germany and to facilitate access to Germany: face-to-face, online, telephone or email
  • seminars, information events, workshops and intercultural trainings
  • learning support and advice on exams
  • virtual programmes: Mein Deutschlandkurs, video-series Leben und Arbeiten in Deutschland
  • printed materials: Mein Deutschlandheft


Locations Pre-Integration on a World Map © Goethe-Institut
Southeast Asia: Cambodia, IndiaIndonesiaMyanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonien, Serbia, Turkey

North Africa/Middle EastEgypt, Iraq, Jordan, LebanonMorocco, Tunisia

South AmericaArgentina, BoliviaBrasilChileColumbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, PeruUruguay, Venezuela

Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, HondurasMexico

Subsaharan Africa: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauretania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, ZambiaZimbabwe

South Asia: India, Sri Lanka


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