SAOT DCs are highly recommended to go abroad for an extended time period of 3-6 months for an internship and to visit an appropriate partner institution or company. The collaboration is based on numerous existing international contacts of the SAOT senior scientists.

SAOT furthermore offers special courses conducted by worldwide well-known guest lecturers, mainly offered in the form of workshops. A long-time prospect of this international training and teaching cooperation is the establishment of a joint international postgraduate education program with a few of the SAOT partner universities allowing the DCs to earn a double PhD/Dr. degree of both universities involved.