There are many language schools available to international new Frankfurt citizens, mainly offering German as a foreign language.
Once you’ve learned German, there are also abundant further education possibilities: libraries, high schools, academies and continuing education centers offer every conceivable opportunity to expand your knowledge.
For example, more than 50,000 Frankfurt citizens a year decide to join in one of the 4,200 courses at the Volkshochschule Frankfurt (VHS; adult education center).
Universities in Frankfurt
The 35,000 students of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University receive an education that is as wide-ranging as it is high-quality.
Due to Frankfurt’s reputation as a banking and business metropolis, internationally oriented bachelor’s and master’s degree courses emphasizing financial services, marketing and management predominate among the private universities in Frankfurt and in the Rhein-Main region.
Two examples are the renowned Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the Accadis University in Bad Homburg.
Find a job in Frankfurt
Once the foundation has been laid by this type of education, there’s nothing standing in the way of a rising career.
There are numerous opportunities to find the right job, since Frankfurt is the center of one of the most thriving areas in Europe: the Rhein-Main region, with 5.8 million inhabitants and an annual GDP of 180 billion euros.
No need to mention that the largest portion of this sum is earned in Frankfurt, one of the international financial centers. Over 220 banks, including the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank (German central bank), have settled here, as has the Frankfurt stock exchange – the fourth largest stock market in the world, following New York, London and Tokyo.
With an average unemployment rate of 9.5 percent (2007 figures), Frankfurt is slightly below the German average. In terms of job density, on the other hand, the metropolis on the Main is in first place throughout Germany, with 300,000 commuters per day. For job-seekers, the labor agencies are the first port of call, but part-time employment companies can also be a very good starting point.