Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education

October 8 - October 22, 2016

Program Description

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 Strasbourg, France 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.

Grant Benefits

Grants covering program costs, travel, accommodation, and a partial per diem.

Eligibility

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.

Requirements

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

Application Procedure & Deadlines

The application deadline for the program in 2016 has passed.
Further information on the program in 2017 will be available here.

Contact

Special Programs
Fulbright-Kommission
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin
Germany

E-mail contact

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

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