2In Germany, all young men must serve their country while they are young.
3You have 2 choices in how you will serve your country: through Military serviceorCommunity service.
4MilitärdienstYou must be 18 years old (however, if you are not finished with the Gymnasium, you can delay your start date in the military until you graduate.10 Months LongChoose to serve in the army, air force or marinesAround 70% of young men choose Wehrdiesnt.
5Other:Choosing to serve in the military is a great idea if you are interested in a military career.If you choose to attend a military university, Germany will allow you to take classes while doing your service. There are 2 Bundeswehruniversitäten in Germany- in Hamburg and Munich.
11Nachteile Du lernst nicht viel. Du verlierst Zeit (studies) Du hast wenig FreizeitDu musst Familie und Freunde verlassenEs kann einen negativen Einfluss geben
12Zivildienst 13 months long There is a variety of opportunities to serve: Red Cross, Environment, Care for Elderly/Animals etcAbout 30% of “Wehrfplichtigen Männer” choose to serve Zivildient.
13Other:There are many people who are anti-war. By choosing Zivildienst, they can outwardly show others their distaste for fighting and killing.There are many professionals in careers who look highly on the experiences one can gain from over a year of hands-on experiences