A Portraits of Young Vietnamese

Berufsperspektive Deutschland Teaserfoto Duc Ngo Ngoc © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Career Opportunities in Germany

More and more young Vietnamese want to live and work in Germany. We present five who have realized their dream.


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The traditionally good relations between Vietnam and Germany are also motivating more and more Vietnamese young people to seek their professional future in Germany. Five of them appear in this video series by the Goethe-Institut. We meet Thu Nguyen Thi, who has chosen a very responsible profession as a geriatric care specialist in Berlin. The computer scientist Ngo Minh Duc works for Volkswagen and has started a family in Bochum. We learn what the "German Dream" means for trader Nguyen Hoang Trung, what the doctor Nguyen Thi Lien Phuong loves about Hamburg and what makes Nguyen Hong Mai proud of her job at Mercedes. The portraits show people who have realized their dream and who have found in Germany not only a profession, but also a new home.

Perhaps the videos will awaken in some of you an interest in Germany - this would please me greatly. At the same time, it is very important to me that no one goes to Germany with unrealistic expectations. Good knowledge of the language is essential; and difficulties and doubts are unavoidable. So it is all the more important to embark upon your trip to Germany with the best possible preparation. This is why I would like to give this advice all who want to live and work in Germany: Take advantage of what is offered by the Goethe-Institut, which is an experienced and reliable provider of language courses and can furnish information on all questions regarding professional migration. And now I wish you a very enjoyable time watching the video portraits!

Five Vietnamese Tell Their Stories

The filmmaker Ngo Minh Duc accompanied the protagonists of our video series at work, joined them at the market and on the golf course, on the climbing wall and in the kitchen at home. The five Vietnamese speak about their initial difficulties in Germany, about their work, their leisure activities and their future plans. And of course, also about what they like in Germany, and how important it is to learn good German.

Nguyen Thi Lien Phuong

ives in Hamburg and works as a doctor. She loves Hamburg's Fish Market, which reminds her of her native Vietnam. Phuong says Germany is a country where you can realize your dreams.

Ngo Minh Duc

Ngo Minh Duc studied in Bochum on a scholarship and now works as a computer scientist for Volkswagen. In his free time he likes to go for walks by the lake with his wife and his young son or watch soccer games with friends in the beer garden.

Nguyen Thi THU

works as a geriatric care specialist in Berlin. She takes us along to the sprawling Dong Xuan Center, a large Vietnamese market in Berlin. When she cooks Vietnamese food at home with her roommates, her German friends enjoy dropping by...

Nguyen Hong Mai

met her German boyfriend while studying electrical engineering. Today both work for Mercedes in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart. In her free time, she enjoys going climbing - just the right sport for a determined person like her.

Nguyen Hoang Trung

Nguyen Hoang Trung has lived in eight different cities in twelve years, and is currently working as a senior intraday trader in Mannheim. He likes working in an international team. If he needs a break, he particularly enjoys playing golf.