International students had very positive comments about the cities and cultural atmosphere in Germany. In fact, comments show that students in Germany placed a greater importance on the city and living environment than the European average. The big German cities maintain an international environment, attracting people from all over the world. Students were also pleased with the fact that universities in Germany provide English-taught courses, but still there are many opportunities to learn German as well. There are numerous opportunities to socialize and take part in fun activities either organized by universities or just happening in the cities in general. Most students also enjoyed travelling around the country.
International students in Germany complained about the lack of activities in some of the smaller towns in the country. Those in these locations found the social life boring and recommended travelling to bigger cities in the country. There were also some who were not pleased with the university staff services, especially the high level of bureaucracy and the lack of relevant information for foreign students. Knowledge of the German language is highly recommended, and students should pay attention to the language of tuition, which quite often is German with very limited set of English-taught courses.