Fulbright and the Year of German-American Friendship

Wunderbar together! Beginning October 3, 2018 and lasting through the end of 2019, the Year of German-American Friendship will feature numerous events and exhibitions across the United States in the fields of economics, politics, education, culture, and science. The campaign seeks to highlight the strong ties between the U.S. and Germany and the unique importance of continued transatlantic cooperation.

As a bi-national organization, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the US Department of State, with decades of experience in transatlantic exchange, the German-American Fulbright Commission was selected to participate with five projects. Following Senator J. William Fulbright's guiding principle of mutual understanding through exchange, the Commission has developed new programs specifically for the Year of German-American Friendship. The goal of all programs is to explore common values and shared interests on both sides of the Atlantic as well as to advance dialogue and mutual understanding on issues with differing viewpoints. The long-term perspective is to develop partnerships essential to solving future global problems and the world's most pressing challenges.

Another focus is on programs that promote the professional exchange of experts, multipliers, and young scientists while encouraging exchange and discourse with a broader public.

The programs in detail:

Building on its broad expertise and existing programs, the Commission wishes to incorporate its extensive alumni network at the service of this ambitious joint project. Besides actively participating in Fulbright Germany’s projects, grantees and alumni are more than welcome to support us with contacts, co-organizing etc. Please contact us, indicating under “feedback” the project and the intended contribution.

The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI). For further information please visit: www.wunderbartogether.org