Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education

October 8 - 22, 2016

Please check with CIES in Washington, DC regarding the application procedure for the program. 


Full-time administrators affiliated with a four- or two-year college, university, or non-profit international educational exchange organizations. Applicants should have significant involvement in at least one of the following areas:

  • Student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions/advising, study-abroad programs, and international educational exchange services. Administrators who have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and for international program development are also encouraged to apply.
  • Career service professionals.
  • Alumni affairs.
  • Fundraising.

Preference is given to applicants with at least 3 years of administrative experience and supervisory responsibility who have been at their current institutions for at least one year and who have not had extended visits to Germany in the past 10 years. The seminar is conducted in English.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A solid statement of purpose


This two-week group seminar takes place in the fall and focuses on German higher education for American university, college, and community college administrators. The program includes briefings, campus visits and cultural events in Berlin and other cities in Germany. A new program feature is the meeting in Bonn with American colleagues who participated in a similar program to France, which offers new insights into the French and German education system.
The program consists of two parts: A general introduction to Germany and its system of higher education and a program portion in which participants split up in small subgroups enabling them to focus on their individual professional interests as they relate to the seminar. The 2016 program is scheduled for October 8 through October 22, 2016.


20 grants are available.


Grants covering program costs, travel and accommodation.


The application information and documents for the 2016 seminar are available on the website of the CIES.


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L├╝tzowufer 26
10787 Berlin

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: +1 202-686-4000
Fax: +1 202-686-4029