December 15th, 2018
News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 
Our newsletter is taking a holiday break and will return on January 5th, 2019.
We wish all our friends, partners, and alumni a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Important Dates

December 24-26th: DAAD USA offices closed in observance of Christmas
December 31st-January 1st: DAAD USA offices closed in observance of New Years
DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Final Call for Applications!
RISE Germany

RISE Germany is a 10-12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. Bachelor students receive the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English.  Apply by December 15th.

Final Call for Applications!
RISE Professional

RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and PhD students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry in the same fields as mentioned above. Apply by December 15th.

Call for Applications
Learn German in Germany

DAAD offers grants to faculty members in all academic fields (except German Studies, German Language and Literature, and German Translation and Interpretation) to attend intensive language courses at various Goethe-Institut locations in Germany. Four-week courses are offered year-round.  Apply by January 31st, 2019.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Environmental Policy
Germany's Five Point Plan to Reduce Plastic Waste

Increasingly aware of the adverse effects of waste production and call to act, Germany's Environment Ministry has designed a plan to combat plastic waste production and move away from the "throwaway society ."

Germany in the United States
Transatlantic History
Finding Germany in the United States

German-America ns represent the largest group of foreign descent in the United States. You can find towns that bear the same names as German cities sprinkled across the United States.

Living in Germany
Food and Drink
German Bread

Is German bread the best bread in the world? There certainly is a lot of support for this idea, with Germany's offering of a wide variety of breads to their customers in each beloved Bäckereien.

Food and Drink
Chocolate Trouble

Earlier this week, a tank overflow at the DreiMeister chocolate factory brought to life a chocolate lover's dream, but was much less amusing for the Werl fire department. The river of chocolate streaming from the factory hardened, effectively turning the street into a chocolate road. Fret not - there will be enough chocolate for the holiday season!

Job Opportunities
Internship Opportunity
IT Internship Network Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are seeking  Information Technology majors  who are nearing the end of their studies   or  IT-graduate students . The internship will take place in New York City.


Internship Opportunity
Marketing and Program Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in  higher education marketing and program administration .


Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #68
Do I have to be able to speak German to participate in RISE Germany?

German language ability is not required unless otherwise noted in the individual project descriptions. Support may be provided for participating in language courses upon arrival. Find out more in the FAQ section here .
Fun Fact
Did you know...

... that the Cologne Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Cologne and Germany, took 632 years to complete? Construction commenced in 1248 and was finished in 1880.

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DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
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Head office:
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Editorial staff:
Peter R. Kerrigan, Acting Director DAAD New York
Jessica von Tresckow, Peter R. Kerrigan, Editors
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