In This Issue:

Final Call: Apply for Germany Today by March 14!

Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

Join DAAD for our annual Sound Understanding Concert

Call for Long-Term Academic Staff at PAUWES – A Joint Project of DAAD, the Pan African University, GIZ and KfW

Paid Internship Opportunities at IIE's NYC Headquarters for Summer 2016


March 11, 2016

Final Call: Apply for Germany Today by March 14!

Don't miss out on this chance! March 14 is the deadline to apply for this summer's Germany Today information tour!

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.

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

Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

Are you an undergrad who recently studied abroad in Germany and would like to share your experience? Then the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is right for you!

DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. Each year DAAD recruits students from all over the US and Canada to share with their peers what makes Germany a unique and attractive destination for study abroad. Please forward this opportunity to any students who might be interested.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses. Additionally, they collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students about educational and research opportunities on offer in Germany. DAAD Young Ambassadors are also available for email inquires about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or student life in Germany. To learn more about the current group of Young Ambassadors, please visit:

DAAD is currently accepting nominations for the 2016-17 Young Ambassadors from university study abroad and international offices. (Only one student may be nominated per college or university.) The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2016.

Complete program information, including nomination forms, is available at:

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More information about our master’s programs taught in English can be found here.

Why Study at the University of Koblenz-Landau?

• Degree programs with a future and good job opportunities
• No tuition fees (since German universities are funded heavily by the state)
• Excellence in research and teaching through international, collaborative research projects
• Programs taught completely in English
• Strong focus on interdisciplinarity and an application-oriented approach
• Very good student-teaching staff ratio and individual support
• A beautiful region with a mild climate and a diverse landscape

Central Point of Contact:
Welcome Center of the University of Koblenz-Landau

We recommend applying by May 15th 2016!

Join DAAD for our annual Sound Understanding Concert

DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association of the US cordially invite you to our annual Sound Understanding concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 7.

This year’s concert will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the DAAD Sound Understanding concert series. The concert will once again showcase 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 were selected in a national competition from the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges. The concert helps raise awareness of the work of DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association of the US in promoting transatlantic exchange.

Concert location: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Concert time: 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 7.

Please RSVP for the concert by March 30th:

Call for Long-Term Academic Staff at PAUWES – A Joint Project of DAAD, the Pan African University, GIZ and KfW

The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria is offering 12 long-term academic staff positions in the fields of Water, Energy and Policy. Closing date for applications is March 28th, 2016. The detailed job descriptions, as well as information about the application process, can be found here.

Since 2013, DAAD has counseled and supported PAUWES with the development of quality-assured recruitment and selection procedures for academic staff. DAAD also supports collaboration between PAUWES and a consortium of German universities, including the University of Bonn, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, as well as The United Nations University.

Paid Internship Opportunities at IIE's NYC Headquarters for Summer 2016

Every academic semester, the Institute of International Education (IIE) offers paid internships at its New York office to students interested in working at a large nonprofit international education organization. The deadline to apply for summer internship positions is April 5, 2016.

IIE Internship Opportunity in the Membership and Publications Division
• Open to any enrolled graduate or undergraduate students (must be enrolled in College/University during the internship)
• International students must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and use their OPT
• Pay is about $10/hour
• Must be able to work about 15 hours a week, preferably 2 days a week
• Summer 2016 internship will start around June 6, 2016 and end mid-August
• Interns are encouraged to take advantage of numerous networking opportunities throughout the semester by attending lectures at think tanks, briefings, or other unique IIE events.
• Many IIE interns go on to find permanent employment at one of IIE’s offices worldwide.
• Must apply online at:

Additional internship opportunities in IIE’s New York office are listed online at: Please email with any questions regarding these internships.
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