March 25, 2016
Bauhaus in Your House: DAAD North America Photo Contest
2016 marks the 90th anniversary of the iconic Bauhaus in Dessau, which to this day symbolizes one of the most influential schools of art, architecture and design of the 20th century. Bauhaus stood at the forefront of avant-garde modernism, incorporating artistic creativity into the process of mass-production with the goal of experimenting and problem solving for a modern industrial society. This functional approach to design gained popularity around the world, and Bauhaus products continue to be reproduced even today.
Taking this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Dessau as a starting point, DAAD North America is launching a photo contest where we invite you to examine your everyday environment for elements of Bauhaus, whether it be a building, an artwork, housewares, or anything in between. Share a photo of the object and describe how it represents Bauhaus to you in 3 sentences or fewer.
All contestants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a US or Canadian institution of higher education.
The deadline for submissions is May 6, 2016.
DAAD contest rules apply.
Grand Prize: a round-trip flight to Germany (please see contest rules for maximum value)
Second Prize: GoPro action camera
Third Prize: a one year subscription to bauhaus the magazine of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
For additional information or to submit an entry, please visit our contest page.
National German Honorary Society Offers Undergrad Scholarships for Study Abroad and More
The National German Honorary Society for University students, Delta Phi Alpha, is offering a number of scholarships to recognize high-achieving Delta Phi Alpha undergraduate students. Members from active chapters are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:
Spring / Summer German Study Abroad Scholarship ($1250 Deadline for Application November 15)
Fall / Winter German Study Abroad Scholarship ($1250 Deadline for Application March 15)
Future K-12 German Teacher Award ($500 Deadline for Application March 15)
National German Award for Outstanding Senior (Graduate Study in German Scholarship) ($2500 Deadline for Application March 15)
Founded in 1929, Delta Phi Alpha promotes the advanced study of German language and literature at the university level in the United States and recognizes student success in that area. It has over 280 chapters and a total membership of over 30,000 throughout its history.
Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/DeltaPhiAlpha/
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Short Courses for artists and entrepreneurs at the Berlin Summer University of the Arts June 6th - October 7th, 2016
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts offers this year several courses and lectures covering topics from Music, Fine Arts, Performance to Design and Creative Entrepreneurship. Whether youre interested in artistic dialogue, want to explore new fields in your artistic career or need assistance in bringing your ideas to fruition - Lecturers with international backgrounds will give you the perfect toolkit to bring your ideas to life or develop a business concept.
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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 years 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SoundUnderstanding2016.
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Course load: German language class (at least 120 contact hours) Class on Introduction to German History and Culture (48 contact hours, with field trips) 2 classes from the regular course catalogue of Marburg University, supported by English tutorials (48 contact hours per class) Conversation Course (optional, 36 contact hours)