March 2, 2019
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! 
Important Dates

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
Germany Today Tour, June 23rd-28th, 2019

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada to join us for our “Germany Today” Information Tour 201 9 on "Internationalization of Universities in an Increasingly Complex World." Apply by March 15th, 2019.

Call for Applications
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellows at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the opportunity for outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, D.C. on “The United States, Europe, and World Order.” During the academic year 2019-2020, six post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a ten month period. Apply by March 15th, 2019.

Call for Applications
DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and Master's students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.  Apply by April 15th, 2019.

Meet us in New York!
Germany Grad Fair 2019

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for opportunities in Germany? Or are you a career services or education abroad professional looking to expand your knowledge on what Germany has to offer as a study abroad and research destination? If so, then come join us for the Germany Grad Fair 2019 on Friday, March 29th from 4-7PM .

Job Opportunities
Internship Opportunities
GAIN Summer Internships 2019

We are currently accepting applications for two summer internships at our New York office. The internships involve assisting with organizing the 19th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North Americ a. Apply by March 28th, 2019.

Job Opportunities
Program Officer at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is seeking a creative, outgoing person to join our team as a full-time Program Officer. Responsibilities include scholarship administration, outreach program administration, and representing DAAD at various events and conferences. The anticipated starting date is April 1st, 2019 .

IIE Centennial Medal Awarded to Dr. Dorothea Rüland
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Pictured from left to right:
Alondra Nelson, Soc ial Science Research Council
Thomas E. Harvey 
Dorothea Rüland, DAAD
Mike Nugent, National Security Education Program
Daniel Obst, AFS Intercultural Programs
IIE Centennial 2019
Dr. Rüland Honored at IIE Centennial

DAAD Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland was awarded an IIE Centennial Medal during her visit to New York in February 2019. The Institute of International Education (IIE), an important partner for DAAD, is celebrating 100 years of supporting global academic exchange and public diplomacy programs.   In honor of IIE’s 100th anniversary, the IIE Centennial Medal recognizes those organizations and individuals who have contributed to the field of international education through government service, leadership in academic exchange and global mobility, philanthropic excellence, and corporate support for advancement of international education and relations. Centennial Medals will be awarded throughout 2019.

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In Profile
DAAD Network
Meet DAAD Visiting Professor Svea Braeunert

Svea is a DAAD Visiting Associate Professor in German Studies and Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include 20th- and 21st-century art, literature, and film, media theory & visual culture, concepts of memory, trauma, & deferred action, and gender studies. She is the author of  Gespenstergeschichten: Der linke Terrorismus der RAF und die Künste  (2015), and co-author and co-curator of  To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare  (2016).

Living in Germany
Public Holidays
International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year's campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter. Berlin's parliament approved a bill to make International Women's Day a public holiday, making it the first of Germany's states to take this step.

Seasonal Celebrations

We are right in the middle of this year's Carnival ("Karneval") celebrations. Cologne is widely known as the host city of the biggest festival, though other cities hold their own celebrations, replete with costumes, food, and drinks. Karneval ends on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the fasting season.

S!sters in the Running

The musical duo S!sters has won the opportunity to represent Germany at the famous Eurovision Song Contest with their English-language song, "Sister." They will join the other national winners in Tel Aviv in May for the 64th edition of this music competition.

Travel in Germany
Hidden Gems in Germany

Germany is home to scores of historical sites and attractions, some more well-known than others. Beyond the Brandenburger Tor, travelers to Germany can find interesting pieces of culture and history, even in unexpected places.

Study in Germany
Webinar Archive

Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #76
If I have not taken any AP courses, does my high school diploma alone automatically qualify me for entrance to a Studienkolleg ?

Not necessarily. There are also specific subject requirements that applicants need to have completed in order to gain admission to the Studienkolleg . Applicants can complete courses at a recognized university to substitute for any missing courses.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

that according to the Guinness World Record, the tallest sandcastle in the world was built in the German city of Duisburg in 2017? It took 168 trucks more than a week to deliver enough sand for this 54 ft. 9 in. (16.68 m) construction.

MBA and International Master’s Programmes

Study management in English. Improve your leadership skills. Gain digital know-how. Become part of an international student body. Benefit from many corporate activities, valuable career consultation and coaching. Take advantage of our welcome service. Discover Berlin - Germany’s startup hub, low cost of living, culturally rich and colourful.

Learn more  here.
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