Program News

Oct 07, 2019

Meet-a-German Speakers in 46 States Across the U.S. Spark Students’ Interest in Contemporary German Culture.

On October 3, several thousand students at 135 schools in the U.S. had the chance to “meet a German” and gain unique insight into contemporary Germany as well as its past.

We are proud to announce that, with the help of all our participants, we were able to bring Meet-a-German to a total of 46 states. This is an even greater number than we had anticipated due to the last-minute confirmation of a Meet-a-German event happening at a school in Wyoming.  

This success was also the result of an innovation to the program: For the first time, schools had the option to be matched with a speaker for a “virtual” classroom visit via Skype, in case there was no speaker available. A number of speakers and schools used this option and provided very positive feedback on their experience.

One teacher wrote, “My students and I loved our Skype day with our very own German. He patiently answered what may have been over a hundred questions for four hours and played a game with my students. He even opted to miss his favorite college class to be with my German students after lunch! We very much appreciated the opportunity to meet him via Skype.”

You can read more quotes from participants and find out more about the program on the Meet-a-German webpage.

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Sep 30, 2019

Educational Experts send Greetings from the Digital Hubs of the East Coast!

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Sep 26, 2019

Interactive Map for Meet-a-German 2019 goes live!

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Aug 16, 2019

Follow our Fulbright Germany Diversity Initiative Students!

From August 17 to September 16, 2019, 20 German students will participate in the Fulbright Diversity Initiative at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jul 25, 2019

Follow our FH Summer Institute Students on Instagram

From July 26 to August 19, 2019, 40 students from German Fachhochschulen will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institutes at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and Washington & Jefferson College.

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Jul 15, 2019

Register now for the Second Round of Meet-a-German

On October 3, Germans who work or study in the U.S. and Americans who have lived in Germany will visit classrooms across the United States as cultural ambassadors. The speakers use the occasion of this historical date not only to discuss Germany’s past, but to provide American students with an insight into what life is like in today’s Germany.

Registration for the event is open until August 15.

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Jul 11, 2019

Our third Trilateral Science Slam heats up the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ

About 200 people gathered in the ballroom of the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ on July 11th for the third Trilateral Science Slam! They watched and rooted for six spirited slammers from Germany, the US, and Russia. Rui Wang from the US won the slam. Congratulations!

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Jul 04, 2019

Apply now for the Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators (Nov. 4-7, 2019)

This new, four-day seminar will bring together up to 24 German and American curators, educators, and other professionals working in museums or similar institutions. Gathering at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., participants will explore museums as spaces for social discourse and learning – and, by extension, as institutions which are vital for democracies.

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Jul 01, 2019

Follow our Summer Institute Students on Instagram

In its fifth program year, the Intercultural Communication Summer Institute will once again introduce 30 students from German Duale Hochschulen to academic life and studies on an American campus.

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Jun 16, 2019

90 angehende Fulbrighter treffen sich in Berlin

Zur Vorbereitung auf ihren USA-Aufenthalt im Rahmen der Kurzprogramme für Fachhochschulstudierende, für Studierende an Dualen Hochschulen und Studierende mit Migrationshintergrund veranstaltet Fulbright Germany ein Orientation Meeting.

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