Decision for Love

#1 Dec 14th, 2015, 02:00
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Hey lovely people,

my name is Anna and I am 25 years old and I am a german girl. I am in medical school now and still 4 years to go because in my first life (that's how I call it) I was living the life of a classical musician and therefor studied the clarinet and piano for 3 years before I had to quit (without getting the final bachelor degree). Now why am I telling You this ?
I feel very discontented with my life here and also with med school...and this is not just a temporarely thing...
Also I happen to be in a long distance relationship with an indian engineer for almost 3 years now.

If anybody takes the time to read this I'd be very grateful for any kind of advice!

I dont have a degree yet. What I do have are skills in classical music as well as teaching instruments, I am a native german speaker and can imagine to teach German...if that is even possible...

Another question is: What kind of degree or profession should I get (anything !) to have an opportunity to work in India ?

I'll be very thankfull for any advice! If You need to know more, please dont hesitate to ask me !

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Anna
#2 Dec 14th, 2015, 06:59
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i think having a medical degree is very important & it will help you all your life for living...
Though going through medical college is painful (i have been through the same) but you will never regret it for the opportunities it gives you...
Complete your medical school and think about opportunities 4 years later.
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Originally Posted by anna_aurora View Post Hey lovely people,

my name is Anna and I am 25 years old and I am a german girl. I am in medical school now and still 4 years to go because in my first life (that's how I call it) I was living the life of a classical musician and therefor studied the clarinet and piano for 3 years before I had to quit (without getting the final bachelor degree). Now why am I telling You this ?
I feel very discontented with my life here and also with med school...and this is not just a temporarely thing...
Also I happen to be in a long distance relationship with an indian engineer for almost 3 years now.

If anybody takes the time to read this I'd be very grateful for any kind of advice!

I dont have a degree yet. What I do have are skills in classical music as well as teaching instruments, I am a native german speaker and can imagine to teach German...if that is even possible...

Another question is: What kind of degree or profession should I get (anything !) to have an opportunity to work in India ?

I'll be very thankfull for any advice! If You need to know more, please dont hesitate to ask me !

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Anna
It will be a big mistake in "this life" to quit your medical studies on the basis of your life of a classical musician in your "previous life".

Sure you could try to make a living in India by teaching German or musical instruments but to work in India first you will need to have a "work permit" for activities that a tourist visa will not allow. But this is a very uncertain plan with no assurance that you will be able to work in India without knowing culture and any language of India or even find it comfortable to work in India.

Nothing can stop you from becoming a good musician if you have the dedication to learn and practice your chosen art but most musicians in India live poorly and usually do other jobs to survive.

Your Engineer friend in India will also be able to tell you how difficult it is to get admission in a medical school and you are fortunate that you are already in a medical school and I think if you quit your medical studies now for "love" or a call from your previous life then you will regret this decision.

So please ... finish your studies ... get a medical degree which will give you a good ability to make a living and then you can explore whatever else your heart desires
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No, there is no demand for western classical music teaching (unlike, say, China, where they love that stuff). The demand for German language teachers is not high. (The world speaks English now.) We have lots of doctors too.

I'm sorry to sound negative---after marriage you may well find some kind of employment since you're an exotic foreigner with permanent residence because of marriage, and are legally able to work. It could be in something like an export-import business or other business dealing with Germans or other Europeans. Or maybe a German business in India (e.g. there is German automobile manufacturing in Pune.) Depends on where you'll be living, of course. In a small town you're out of luck.
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Hallo Anna,

for a work visa for India, you need a job offer with a huge salary. It is unlikely that you will get such a job, especially without a degree and work experience.

For finding out about teaching German you could get in touch with the Max Mueller Bhavan instituts, that is how the Goethe-Institute are called in India.

Even if you marry your boyfriend, it would take two years of marriage until you would be eligible to apply for an OCI card and be allowed to work.

Maybe it is better to think about another place to be together? What is your boyfriend doing? Maybe he can come to study in Germany?

Viel Glück
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#6 Dec 21st, 2015, 16:22
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Even if you marry your boyfriend, it would take two years of marriage until you would be eligible to apply for an OCI card and be allowed to work.
Enjoy life... let him do the earning!

Work is really not that much fun.
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#7 Dec 21st, 2015, 17:02
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25's the right time to put everything on one last, great gamble. You've already done it once and lost, maybe that's why you're reluctant to do it again. But you're always going to go through life asking "What if...?" Playing safe is for when you're 40 with kids in school. Marry him, come to India, and try to find whatever livelihood you can. (Or like the other guy said, let him work and you enjoy life. But not for too long. He might resent it sooner or later.)

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