October 9 - October 21, 2018
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 Germany and its 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 federalist education system. The seminar may conclude in Germany, France or Belgium, where the German group may meet with a group of fellow American administrators participating in a similar program in France (program details to be determined).
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 in Germany 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:
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.
The application information and documents for the 2018 seminar are available on the CIES website.
Deadline for submission through the CIES website: February 1, 2018.
German-American Fulbright Commission
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005