March 7, 2020
News from DAAD USA

Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 
A note on the coronavirus: DAAD is closely following the developments regarding the coronavirus in order to flexibly react to changing situations. In affected areas, we are in contact with scholarship holders, their families, and local employees in order to provide them with the best possible support.

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Important Dates & Deadlines for DAAD Programs, Scholarships, & Grants

March 15: Germany Today 2020
Upcoming Events
German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York
Workshop and Panel on Contemporary Issues of Democracy and Education

DWIH New York, together with the University of Cologne's New York Office, is hosting a student workshop and public panel on March 10th at the German House, New York. The public panel is open to all and the student workshop is open to students in the fields of Social Sciences, Political Science, Philosophy, Education, German Studies, Modern Languages and European Studies. 

Image Credit: Carol M. Highsmith
German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
Falling Walls Lab Call for Applications

DWIH's annual Falling Walls Lab will take place on May 7, 2020 at NYU's Leslie eLab. Students, scientists and entrepreneurs can pitch their innovative idea in 3 minutes and enter to win a trip to Berlin for the Falling Walls Annual Conference this year. Applications are now being accepted. Click the link below to find out more!

Germany Today Information Tour 2020
June 14-20, 2020
Dresden, Jena, Leipzig, Potsdam and Berlin

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the US and Canada, as well as colleagues from the fields of education policy and politics to join us for our 2020 Tour. This year’s tour will focus on how higher education institutions in Germany approach today’s societal challenges through engaged modes of cooperation. Apply by March 15.

DAAD Network
In Profile
 RISE Scholar and DAAD-Alumnus Phong Hong on the Impact of his Time in Germany

This year's winner of the Alumniportal-Deutschland video contest is Phong Hong. Phong's family left Vietnam as refugees to the US and elsewhere in the world; in his video, he draws connections to his past, present, and future work as a social justice and human rights activist, drawing links between his time in Germany working with refugees and his continued work back in California. Congratulations, Phong!

Coffee Connections Episode 6
US-German Exchange, the Not So Awful German Language, Post 1989 Germany Opportunities

Hanni Geist of DAAD's San Francisco Information Point has produced a sixth episode in her podcast series, "Coffee Connections." Tune in this weekend as the newest episode is released!

Internship Opportunities
Internship Opportunity
IT Internship Network Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are 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 and interns will receive a stipend.

Internship Opportunity
Internship with DAAD New York

DAAD New York is offering an internship in higher education marketing and program administration. Responsibilities include helping with processing applications, marketing and social media assistance, internet research, and event organization.

Did you know...
a raw pork "hedgehog" is considered a German treat?

Germans love their bratwurst and other assortment of sausages, but have you ever heard of a Mettigel ? A delicacy for some, the raw pork formed into a hedgehog is quite the attention grabber at any social function. Click below to learn more about German meats and their role in everyday cuisine. 

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