Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education

October 9 - October 21, 2017

Program Description

This 12-day 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 Brussels, Belgium with American colleagues who participated in a similar program to France, which offers new insights into the French, German and Belgian 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 2017 program is scheduled for
October 9 through October 21, 2017.

Grant Benefits

Grants covering program costs, travel and accommodation.


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

Application Procedure & Deadlines

The application deadline for the program in 2017 has passed.
Further information on the program in 2018 will be available here.


Special Programs
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

E-mail contact

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

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