In This Issue:

Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany - and Staying

Germany Today Deadline Approaching

Inspire Students to #GoStudyAbroad

Two Job Openings in New York: Program and Office Assistant at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, IT Intern at DAAD


February 19, 2016

Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany - and Staying

Photo: NBC News

DAAD recently made it into the national spotlight when NBC News covered the growing trend of students making their way from the United States to Germany. In addition to interviewing American students who cite the low cost of education as a major draw to Germany, NBC reached out to DAAD Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rueland, who also weighed in on this development. She notes that "Germany and its universities have quite a good reputation in the United States...and we have a huge increase in courses taught in English and this obviously makes it easier for American students to channel into the German system." Check out the full story and video interview here.

DAAD also conducted a recent interview with Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director of DAAD New York, on this exciting trend. She emphasized the attraction of Germany as being a career booster for many American students, who no longer perceive such a strong language barrier preventing them from going abroad. Read the full interview on DAAD's site (German only).

Germany Today Deadline Approaching

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada, as well as colleagues from the fields of education policy and politics to participate in the 2016 “Germany Today” Information Tour. With the theme German Higher Education Institutions and Their Training Strategies for a Changing Employment Market, this year’s tour will focus on initiatives to develop professional opportunities at a national and international level while providing an overview of Germany’s higher education landscape. Funding opportunities, internationalization strategies, and the potential for co-operation between German and North American institutions will also be discussed.

Participants will visit institutions in Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Darmstadt and Bonn to engage in active discussion, gain new professional perspectives and share their own expertise. The information tour will take place June 12 – 18, and all program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals) will be covered by DAAD.

Applications must be received by March 14, 2016. For further information, please visit the program site here or contact Ms. Uta Gaedeke at DAAD’s New York Office at 212-758-3223 x209 or at

Advertisement: Summer Program: Understanding Borders, Security and Identity June 1 to July 15, 2016

In the summer of 2016, the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) is going to offer its renowned Summer School again. This year, we will approach theories and current developments with the goal of "Understanding Borders, Security and Identity". We are going to tackle questions in order to answer how borders are established and protected, how our comprehension of security is created and how it can cope with recent events and developments.

The Department of International Affairs of the European University Viadrina invites applicants for the Summer Program “Understanding Borders, Security & Identity” from June 1 to July 15, 2016. The application deadline is March 13, 2016 via the online registration.

This summer program is designed for undergraduate students in European Studies, Global Studies, History, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Business Administration and Economics.

Our campus is located directly at the German-Polish border. Just take a walk across the bridge and find yourself in another country. Experience living in a region that has been influenced by major European historical impacts and join us on excursions to find traces of (inter-)European encounters!

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Inspire Students to #GoStudyAbroad

IIE, in partnership with Go Overseas and AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, STA Travel, is pleased to announce the launch of a nationwide campaign asking everyone who has ever studied abroad to encourage college students to study abroad by the time they graduate. The #GoStudyAbroad campaign is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of students who study abroad by the end of the decade. DAAD is a commitment partner of IIE's Generation Study Abroad campaign. The contest calls on study abroad alumni to pay it forward by nominating U.S. college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. Teachers, faculty, mentors, students, and community members can also nominate someone that they would love to see benefit from the incredible experience of study abroad. Nominees could win a $10,000 scholarship for study abroad and nominators are eligible to win travel prizes. The contest runs from February 16 to March 31,2016.

Advertisement: The 2016 International Summer School of the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association (MWW)

There is one in almost every European society, a so-called “national author”. Yet how do national authors develop and how greatly does their work influence the discourse on cultural identity in their respective societies? Why do we assume that national authors are entitled to represent the collective? Discuss these questions at the 2016 International Summer School of the MWW Research Association in Weimar.

Applications (by 29 February 2016):

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Two Job Openings in New York: Program and Office Assistant at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, IT Intern at DAAD

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is currently hiring a Program and Office Assistant for its New York Office. Responsibilities will include office organization (including telephone calls, travel and meeting arrangements, database maintenance) and assisting staff coordinate programs, including high level events at the UN, IMF &World Bank. For further details, please refer to the detailed job description here. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Bettina Luise Rürup, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), New York Office,

DAAD's New York office is offering a high-level internship in network administration for Information Technology majors who are nearing the end of their studies or IT-graduate students. The internship will take place in our New York City office in a Windows environment of under 50 users. The internship has a flexible starting date and would last six months. Applications for a one-year internship will also be considered. For more details, click here.
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