DAAD Young Ambassadors 2017/18

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Workshop 2017 took place in New York City from August 16 – 19, 2017. Twenty-three students from all over the U.S. as well as six students from Canada participated in the three-day training sessions in New York City.

The objective of the workshop was for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote study and research in Germany on their campuses during the academic year.

The students learned about the German higher education and research system, as well as the wide range of DAAD funding opportunities. In addition, the training focused on refining public speaking and presentation skills and – of course – meeting new people. All of the participants had either studied or interned in Germany; many of them had only recently returned from Germany. During the academic year, DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study and research in Germany by working with their universities’ study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, organizing classroom visits, info sessions, fun events, and answering their fellow students’ questions. DAAD provides Young Ambassadors with brochures, giveaways, and funding for events.

To our new cohort of Young Ambassasors:  ‘Herzlich Willkommen!’

About the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a unique and exciting two-semester volunteer opportunity for American and Canadian undergraduate students to promote study and research abroad in Germany at their home universities and colleges. The next application deadline for the program will be in May 2018.