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DAAD at NAFSA in Los Angeles

Contest: The Life of Martin Luther And the Winners are...

Internship Opportunity: Media and Operations Intern at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)

DAAD Office Closed on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017


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May 29th, 2017

DAAD at NAFSA in Los Angeles

Copyright: DAAD New York/at the NAFSA Conference in Denver, CO, 2012

Are you attending the NAFSA Conference for International Educators in Los Angeles from May 29th - June 2nd? If so, be sure to stop by the Expo Hall and visit DAAD and over 50 other German institutions at the Germany Pavilion, Booth #1307. You'll find a floor map of the exhibit hall here.

DAAD will be represented at NAFSA by:

DAAD New York: Uta Gaedeke, Peter Kerrigan, Dr. Nina Lemmens
DAAD IC San Francisco: Hanni Geist
DAAD Bonn: Gabriele Knieps, Andreas Mai, Karin Norton

They will be contributing to a number of panels in the conference program:

Wednesday, May 31st
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Increase Student Mobility Through Research Internships in Science and Engineering (Poster Session, Gabriele Knieps)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Internationalizing Campuses: Best Practices from France and Germany (Poster Session, Hanni Geist + Campus France)

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Supporting a Generation of Displaced Students (Nina Lemmens)

Thursday, June 1st
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Country Fair (Poster Session, Peter Kerrigan, Hanni Geist)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Successful Measures to Support Refugees and Universities in Germany (Poster Session, Hanni Geist)

Friday, June 2
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
What is a Bachelor's Degree? European and U.S. Perspectives (Peter Kerrigan)

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Developing Global Institutional Profiles Through Strategic International Cooperation (Karin Norton)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Authenticity and Storytelling: Simple Solutions for Marketing for International Education (Peter Kerrigan)

For a full schedule and information on where you can find us "on stage", go to NAFSA 2017 Los Angeles - Full Schedule or visit our website.

And the Winners are... Contest: The Life of Martin Luther

The quizzes have been taken, and the scores tabulated, recorded and reviewed! Now it is our pleasure to announce the results of the 2017 DAAD Annual Contest, which was concluded on April 18th.

Out of a total of 126 verified contestants, the winners of the first, second and third prizes are as follows:

1st Prize:
William Rivers of the University of South Carolina (round-trip airfare to Germany)
2nd Prize:
Dzhalal Agakishiev of John Hopkins University (Go Pro Hero Camera)
3rd Prize:
Justin Wilck of Stanford University (Book on Martin Luther)

The theme of this year’s annual contest was centered on the major life events of the theologian and thinker, Martin Luther in honor of the 500th anniversary of his Ninety-Five Theses. Luther’s writings transformed religious institutions of 16th century Europe and fundamentally influenced and changed the German language.

Contestants were required to test their Luther IQ by taking a timed 15-question quiz (answers on our website).

Many thanks to all who participated in the contest!

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Internship Opportunity: Media and Operations Intern at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)

Application Deadline: June 6th, 2017
The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months. This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Compensation for this internship is $750 per month. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The internship start date is October 1, 2017. To learn more about the position, responsibilities and requirements, see the GCRI website:

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DAAD Office Closed on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017

The DAAD North America offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017. For more information on our office hours and on how to reach us for consultation and advice on study and research in Germany, see our website at Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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