Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education

October 28 - November 9, 2019

Program Description

This 12-day group seminar is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators from American universities, colleges or community colleges with Germany's higher education system, society and culture. During the first days in Berlin, participants are provided with a comprehensive overview of the German Higher Education System through presentations, meetings with experts, campus visits and city tours. During the second part of the program, participants are divided into small sub-groups and travel to other destinations throughout Germany to visit further institutions of (higher) education such as research universities, universities of applied sciences, etc., and to explore Germany’s federalistic education system.

Grant Benefits

The award covers round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and the costs of the program in Germany, including hotel accommodation (single rooms with breakfast), local transportation, excursions, several meals and health insurance during the seminar. Participants may extend their stay at their own expense.


Full-time administrators affiliated with a U.S. university, college, community college or nonprofit international education exchange organization. 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.

Application Procedure & Deadlines

The application deadline for the program in 2019 has passed. Information on the program in 2020 is available on  the CIES website.


German-American Fulbright Commission
Special Programs
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-686-6247

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