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Bunnies, Eggs, Chocolate - Easter Traditions in Germany

Upcoming Events

Calls for Application - Apply Now!

Why study in Germany?

DAAD Internship Opportunity in Network Administration


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April 15th, 2017

Bunnies, Eggs, Chocolate - Easter Traditions in Germany

Copyright: Deutsche Welle

For those who celebrate, you may be interested to learn that Germany has many different Easter traditions which vary from region to region. From horse rider processions in Oberlausitz with 1,500 riders to decorated fountains in Swabia and Franconia, spring is welcomed in many different ways. And even though everyone knows that Easter bunnies do not lay eggs, Germans give eggs a special status, according to the Deutsche Welle. Learn more here about Germany's love for softboiled eggs and specially designed egg holders, crackers, and warmers and the " Easter Special" - coloring eggs and hanging them on trees.

Upcoming Events

April 20th, 7:30 pm EDT, New York
Sound Understanding Concert
Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges. Reserve your ticket here!

April 22nd, 11:00 am EDT, 64th/Central Park West, NYC
March for Science
DAAD and the alliance of science organizations in Germany support the March for Science which will take place around the world on April 22nd, 2017. Initiated in the US, the March aims to raise awareness for the importance of free and unimpeded scientific inquiry and takes a stand against attacks on academic freedom. In Germany, academic freedom is enshrined in its constitution. The alliance of German science organizations regularly addresses issues on education and research policy and contributes to the development of a competitive and innovative research landcape in Germany. Learn more here (German only).

April 28th, 4-7 pm EDT, New York
Germany Grad Fair 2017
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for graduate opportunities in Germany? Or are you a career services 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 2017. Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and a unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields. Visit our website to RSVP and learn more about participating organizations, topics covered, and the opportunity to chat with US-alumni of German universities.

May 4th, 10am-2pm EDT, New York
Virtual Fair for PhD Candidates and Junior Scientists
JOB SEEKERS! Science Careers has teamed up with “Research in Germany” to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities, research and funding organizations and learn about positions for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities, and studying and research in Germany. For more details and to register, visit:

Calls for Application - Apply Now!

Deadline: May 1st, 2017
DAAD Short-Term Research Grant
Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs). See our website for details on the application. Please note that the deadline has changed and that applications are due by May 1st.

Deadline: May 15th, 2017
Research Stays and Re-Invitation Grants
DAAD offers grants for 1-3 months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network. Grants are awarded for research and work projects and cannot be used for travel only. Please find details on the application here.

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Why Study in Germany? Learn what Germany is doing to attract a diverse group of international students and scientists

Studying in Germany enables to you to really delve into a new culture while getting a great quality education at some of Europe’s (and indeed the world’s) top universities. According to The Pie News, "Germany's higher education system has something to offer for everyone." Learn more through the insighful analysis by The Pie News and gain an overview of the various degree opportuntities, costs, and employment options upon graduation. The Guardian also chimed in this week, describing what is like to study in Germany - a viable option for many considering study abroad in times of Brexit. If you are considering a study abroad visit in Germany, take a look at the information on requirements and the application process we have compiled for you here.

Copyright: ThePieNews

DAAD Internship Opportunity in Network Adminstration

Our DAAD regional office in New York is 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 in a Windows environment of approx. 30 users. This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on experience in network administration in an international setting. Working directly with our information officer, the IT intern will be involved in IT-related projects and will assist our team with IT issues. These range from infrastructure maintenance (network/server administration) to occasional troubleshooting and help desk tasks. See full description here.

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