An important component of Ethnology studies is the mobility semester, which gives students the opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice and expand it through work experience. We encourage students to combine this mobility semester with a stay abroad, in the form of study projects, study abroad or internships.
In the study projects, students deal with a topic, a study research or a literature work. The study at a foreign university serves to strengthen linguistic, regional and intercultural competences and to deepen a study focus.
Through an internship, students become familiar with the everyday life and work processes of an organization or company through active participation. Students can work in governmental and supranational organizations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), cultural institutions or private institutions.
Possible activities are furthermore working in a museum, a newspaper, radio or television editorial office or working for freelance ethnologists who are active in organizational anthropology, intercultural communication, pedagogy or health care.
Depending on the content, the mobility semester should last between three to six months. The Department of Anthropology is continuously establishing contacts with partner universities and various internship providers. However, there is no entitlement to a study abroad place or an internship place.