Semester abroad and internship
The study program includes a mandatory full-time internship of at least 180 hours. The internship is intended to provide students with insights into the practical challenges of and approaches in peacebuilding. It also allows students to gain work experience in their study area. Students may intern, for example, with aid organizations, political foundations, international organizations, NGOs, think tanks or national governments.
The study program does not require a compulsory stay abroad. However, the flexible structure of the program allows students to spend a semester abroad without having to extend the duration of their studies. The Institute for Social Sciences supports students in organizing semesters abroad within the framework of various exchange programs (e.g. Erasmus partnerships). Study credits acquired abroad can be recognized, especially as part of the free elective unit.