DAAD Information Center San Francisco

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The San Francisco Information Center was established in 2002 order to better serve the needs of students, faculty, and institutions of higher education in the western half of the U.S. who are interested in international exchange. The primary goal of the Information Center is to build and strengthen ties between German and North American universities, and to promote study and research in Germany. The Information Center fulfills this by advising students, faculty, and other interested parties on the wide variety of academic opportunities available in Germany, as well as on a broad range of sources of funding, including a number of grants offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Interested parties including students, faculty, and university representatives looking to know more about academic exchange with Germany are invited to drop by the San Francisco office or get in touch via phone or email.

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Webinar on Graduate Study in Germany

Webinar Feb 13
DAAD North America and the Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences and the University of Cologne teamed up to present a webinar on "Graduate Study in Germany" on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Hanni Geist, the Information Officer at the DAAD's San Francisco office, and John Paul Kleiner, the Information Officer at the DAAD Information Centre in Toronto, provided an overview on graduate studies in Germany including how the system works and identifying relevant programs of study as well as funding sources available through the DAAD and from other organizations.

After this introduction, representatives of the University of Cologne and the Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences gave information on graduate degree study opportunities available at these institutions.

Missed the live webinar? Here is the link to the recording (slides and sound) http://sproutvideo.com/videos/189bd9b41217e3c290. 

DAAD presentation download: DAAD presentation

HS Bremen presentation download: HS Bremen presentation

2012-2013 DAAD Webinar Series

What exactly is DAAD, and how can you make the most of our scholarships and services?

Join DAAD staff and guest panelists for one of the specialized webinars below to hear more about DAAD grants and funded internship programs for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

These online information sessions are targeted at faculty and administrators who advise on study and research abroad, as well as students and scholars interested in applying for DAAD funding themselves.

Webinar TopicDate Video Reg or PPT Link
"Seeking a Graduate Degree in Germany" November 15, 2013  

Register here:


(Re)Discovering Germany FALL 2013 October 23, 2013 Watch video Download presentation
(Re)Discovering Germany SPRING 2013 April 19, 2013 Watch video Register here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/542123922
"DAAD Grants for Graduate Students" September 20, 2012 Watch video Download presentation
"DAAD Funding Programs (all)" October 1, 2012 Watch video Download presentation
"Internships in Germany" October 17, 2012 Watch video Download DAAD presentation
Download Cultural Vistas presentation
"Programs for Undergraduates" November 1, 2012 Watch video Download DAAD presentation
Download German University Alliance presentation
Download UAS7 presentation
"(Re)Discovering Germany" November 8, 2012 Watch video Download (Re)Discovering Germany presentation
"Spend Summer 2013 in Germany" November 9, 2012 Watch video Download DAAD presentation
Download University of Cologne presentation
Download German University Alliance presentation
Past Events
January 2013: Together with Stefan Biedermann, Deputy Consul General for the German Consulate in Los Angeles, DAAD San Francisco travelled to Utah, engaging with high school and university students, faculty, alumni and visiting German scholars.

At Brigham Young University, Leslie Harlson spoke with students about DAAD grants and Consul Biedermann connected with Model European Union students about the intricies of the EU and its future! They also visited Provo High School, talking to over 100 students about Germany and the European Union.  At the University of Utah, Consul Biedermann gave a keynote lecture at the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Leslie Harlson shared details about DAAD funding opportunities.

They also hosted an evening reception for DAAD alumni, current DAAD grantees and members of the GAIN (German Academic International Network) Stammtisch.

Utah pics
Pictures (clockwise from left): S. Biedermann at University of Utah, L. Harlson and S. Biedermann at Provo High School, Kaffee & Kuchen at BYU, Alumni and GAIN Stammtischler at an evening networking reception in Salt Lake City

To see archived events with DAAD West Coast, including receptions and discussions, visit our Past Events page.
DAAD Young Ambassadors: Your Resource on Campus

Wondering what studying in Germany is like? Talk to a DAAD Young Ambassador! For the 2013-2014 academic year, there are 43 Young Ambassadors, and 6 in the western states! Click on their names below to read more about these ambassadors and their experiences in Germany.


DAAD Young Ambassadors are North American undergrads who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities. Returning study abroad participants are in an ideal position to encourage and inform their fellow students about study opportunities and student life in Germany. Click to read more.

Young Ambassadors 2013-2014

DAAD Young Ambassadors 2013-14

DAAD Offices Around the World
DAAD Weltkarte
DAAD on the Road  
Here's a selection of recent & upcoming DAAD travel, with more dates added as events are confirmed. Be in touch if you would like to meet with a DAAD representative:
  • April 25-April 29: Experimental Biology conference in San Diego 
  • May 25 - May 30: NAFSA conference in San Diego
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DAAD West Coast Newsletter  
The San Francisco Information Center has a quarterly newsletter service "News from the DAAD Information Center San Francisco." Four times a year subscribers will receive updates on DAAD events on the US West Coast and other relevant news and opportunities for students, scholars and friends of DAAD in the region.

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Contact IC San Francisco

Hanni Geist joined DAAD in September 2013. She holds an M.A. in German and a Magistra Artium (M.A.) in North American Studies and Linguistics and was a Free University Berlin study-abroad scholarship recipient in 2008. Hanni came to DAAD from Arizona State University where she taught beginner and intermediate German. She is a long-time advocate of cultural and educational exchange, and she is eager to help bridge the gap between Germany and the USA.

DAAD Information Center San Francisco :: daadsf@daad.org
c/o Goethe-Institut :: 530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor :: San Francisco, CA 94108 :: (415) 986-2021 :: Skype: daad_sanfrancisco
Office hours :: Monday - Thursday, 9am -12pm, 1-4pm :: It is recommended to call or email to make an appointment

For directions to the San Francisco office,
click here.

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