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  • Albuquerque, NM

    • Photo of Angela Wandinger-Ness.

      Research Ambassador – University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
      Angela Wandinger-Ness
      Professor, Department of Pathology
      Email: wness@unm.edu

  • Ames, IA

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      Research Ambassador – Iowa State University
      Peter Martin
      Director, Gerontology Program
      Email: pxmartin@iastate.edu

  • Ann Arbor, MI

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      Research Ambassador – University Of Michigan
      Ann Lemke
      Oboe Instructor – Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Visiting Scholar – Germanic Languages & Literatures
      Email: lemkestudio@sbcglobal.net

  • Antigonish, NS

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      Young Ambassador – St. Francis Xavier University
      Daniel Guhl
      Business / Information Systems
      Email: danny@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Appleton, WI

  • Arcata, CA

    • Photo of Benjamin Marschke.

      Research Ambassador – Humboldt State University
      Benjamin Marschke
      Associate Professor of History
      Email: marschke@humboldt.edu

  • Athens, GA

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      Young Ambassador – The University of Georgia
      Aaron Krask
      Germanic and Slavic Languages & International Affairs
      Email: aaron@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Atlanta, GA

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      Research Ambassador – Georgia Institute of Technology
      Alexander Lerch
      Assistant Professor, Center for Music Technology
      Email: alexander.lerch@gatech.edu

    • Photo of Joe Perry.

      Research Ambassador – Georgia State University
      Joe Perry
      Associate Professor, Department of History
      Email: jbperry@gsu.edu

  • Auburn, AL

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      Research Ambassador – Auburn University
      Haroldo Toro
      Full Professor
      Email: torohar@auburn.edu

  • Austin, TX

  • Baltimore, MD

    • DAAD Professor – Johns Hopkins University
      Dr. Hanno Balz
      Department of History
      Email: hbalz1@jhu.edu

  • Bellingham, WA

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      Young Ambassador – Western Washington University
      Alexa Harrington
      Environmental & Energy Policy
      Email: alexah@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Berkeley, CA

  • Bethesda, MA

  • Binghamton University - Alexander Russell

    • Alexander Russell
      Home University: Binghamton University
      Major: German Studies; Political Science
      Program/University in Germany: Universität Leipzig
      E-Mail: russell.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Alex Russell and I’m entering my fourth year at Binghamton University. I’m double majoring in German Studies and Political Science and minoring in Global Studies. I started learning German in middle school and took it throughout high school and ultimately decided to declare a major in it. In my senior year of high school, I took part in a DAAD high school exchange program that lasted about two weeks, where I hosted a student from Germany in the fall and then went and stayed with them the following spring. This exchange caused me to truly fall in love with the German culture and I decided that I wanted to study abroad there and learn more about the nation, language, and culture. Binghamton University has an exchange program with Universität Leipzig, where I applied to study political science (in German) for an academic year, although this was cut short by the pandemic. I truly enjoyed my time in Leipzig, as I was able to live a university student’s lifestyle and further enhance my German skills by studying in the language. I was able to interact with other students and locals around the city, which allowed me to get a better understanding of the East/West divide that still exists. I met many Erasmus students and made some great long-lasting friendships with people from all over the world. I was also able to travel and explore some beautiful and historic cities (and of course eat some great food!). Being able to study in all German in a university city like Leipzig allowed me to immerse myself in the language and culture and gain a much better understanding of Germany, which will help me in my future endeavors of studying international relations. My experience helped me to grow personally and professionally, and I would love to help other students explore opportunities, as I believe Germany is a great place to study.

  • Bloomington, IN

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      Research Ambassador – Indiana University
      Elizabeth Harrington Lambert
      Doctoral Candidate, Department of History
      Email: ehlamber@Indiana.edu

  • Boca Raton, FL

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      Research Ambassador – Florida Atlantic University
      Taylor Hagood
      Associate Professor
      Email: thagood@fau.edu

  • Boise, ID

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      Research Ambassador – Boise State University
      Elisa H Barney Smith
      Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Email: EBarneySmith@boisestate.edu

  • Boston, MA

  • Bronx, NY

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      Research Ambassador – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
      Lydia Tesfa
      Research Assistant Professor
      Email: lydiatesfa@hotmail.com

  • Buffalo, NY

    • Photo of Wolfgang Wölck.

      Research Ambassador – State University of New York, Buffalo
      Wolfgang Wölck
      Emeritus Distinguished Service Professor, Fellow of the Center for Cognitive Science
      Email: wwolck@buffalo.edu

  • Burnaby, BC

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      Research Ambassador – Simon Fraser University
      David Mirhady
      Professor and Chair, Humanities Department
      Email: dmirhady@sfu.ca

    • Photo of Laura Bauer.

      Young Ambassador – Simon Fraser University
      Laura Bauer
      Psychology & Criminology
      Email: laura@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Calgary, AB

    • DAAD Professor – University of Calgary
      Dr. Stefan Höppner
      Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies
      Email: shoppner@ucalgary.ca

    • Photo of Bernhard Mayer.

      Research Ambassador – University of Calgary
      Bernhard Mayer
      Professor, Department of Geoscience
      Email: bmayer@ucalgary.ca

  • Cambridge, MA

    • Center for German and European studies – Harvard University
      Prof. Grzegorz Ekiert, Director
      Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
      Email: gekiert@gov.harvard.edu

    • Photo of Steven Ehlert.

      Research Ambassador – MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
      Steven Ehlert
      Postdoctoral Associate Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology
      Email: ehlert@daad.org

  • Catharines, ON

  • Celina, OH

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      Research Ambassador – Wright State University-Lake Campus
      Dane T. Daniel
      Associate Professor, History
      Email: ddaniel@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Chalk River, ON

    • Photo of Mokhles Rahman.

      Research Ambassador – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
      Mokhles Rahman
      Senior Hydrogeologist
      Email: mokhles.rahman@gmail.com

  • Champaign, IL

  • Chapel Hill, NC

    • DAAD Professor – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Dr. Tobias Hof
      Department of History
      Email: tobi@email.unc.edu

  • Cincinnati, OH

    • DAAD Professor – University of Cincinnati
      Dr. Tanja Nusser
      BMW Center for German and European Studies
      Email: ak725@georgetown.edu

  • Claremont, CA

  • Cleveland, OH

    • Photo of Manfred Franke.

      Research Ambassador – Case Western Reserve University
      Manfred Franke
      Sr. Research Scientist in Neural Engineering Email: Manfred.Franke@gmail.com

  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    • Photo of Michael R. Hübner.

      Research Ambassador – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      Michael R. Hübner
      Postdoctoral fellow
      Email: huebner@cshl.edu

  • College Station, TX

    • Photo of Akhilesh K. Gaharwar.

      Research Ambassador – Texas A&M Department of Biomedical Engineering
      Akhilesh K. Gaharwar
      Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering
      akhilesh.gaharwar@gmail.com

    • Photo of Hoi-eun Kim.

      Research Ambassador – Texas A&M University
      Hoi-eun Kim
      Assistant Professor, Department of History
      Email: hekim@tamu.edu

    • Photo of Adam R. Seipp.

      Research Ambassador – Texas A&M University
      Adam R. Seipp
      Assistant Professor, Department of History
      Email: aseipp@tamu.edu

  • Columbia, SC

  • Concordia University - Cédric Alston

    • Cédric Alston
      Home University: Concordia University
      Major: International Business
      Program/University in Germany: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
      E-Mail: alston.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hi, I’m Cédric, an undergraduate studying international business at Montréal’s John Molson School of Business. In the Fall of 2020, despite a recent global shut down due to COVID-19, I had the chance to take off and experience Frankfurt, the heart of Europe’s finances, for a few months. After many weeks of uncertainty and indecision, I’m so happy I decided to go abroad. As soon as I arrived, I instantly bonded with the city and the other exchange students at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

      The main take-aways for me in Frankfurt were the ease of adapting, the warm welcome and the support system my host institution had in place to ensure my experience was unforgettable. From talking with the ERASMUS community of students from different institutions, all schools provide help for their international visitors. Not knowing German posed no problem to me; Frankfurt is an important European hub where most things happen in English as well as in German making it extremely easy to do anything. The city is safe, welcoming and full of students willing to meet up and enjoy their short stay.

      Some of the memorable moments are my orientation day, the multiple late summer night outings with my new friends within the first few, the day trips I did around the area and the short vacation I was able to take in nearby Spain.

      I’m happy to share my experience and I welcome any questions about my stay in Germany.

  • Dallas, TX

    • Photo of Jason Chang. DAAD/Beowulf Sheehan

      Young Ambassador – University of Texas at Dallas
      Jason Chang
      Biomedical Engineering
      Email: jason@daad-ambassadors.org

  • DeKalb, IL

    • Photo of Naduparambil Korah Jacob.

      Research Ambassador – Northern Illinois University
      Naduparambil Korah Jacob
      Assistant Professor, School of Art
      Email: jacob.86@osu.edu

  • Denton, TX

    • Photo of M. Harvey Brenner.

      Research Ambassador – University of North Texas
      M. Harvey Brenner
      Professor – SPH Behavioral & Community Health Email: harvey.brenner@unthsc.edu

    • Photo of Carol Anne Costabile-Heming.

      Research Ambassador – University of North Texas
      Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
      Professor of German
      Email: carolanne.costabile-heming@unt.edu

    • Photo of Lisa Fellows.

      Young Ambassador – University of North Texas
      Lisa Fellows
      German Studies & International Relations
      Email: lisa@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Detroit, MI

    • Photo of Heidi Gottfried.

      Research Ambassador – Wayne State University
      Heidi Gottfried
      Associate Professor, Department of Sociology Email: heidi.gottfried@wayne.edu

  • Druid Hills, GA

    • DAAD Professor – Emory University
      Dr. Cornelia Wilhelm
      Department of History/Jewish Studies
      Email: cornelia.wilhelm@emory.edu

  • Durham, NC

  • Edmonton, AB

    • DAAD Professor – University of Alberta
      Dr. Andreas Stuhlmann
      Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
      Email: stuhlman@ualberta.ca

    • GAIN Advisor – The University of Utah
      Dr. Stefan Scherer
      Special Advisor to the Vice-President (Research)
      http://www.gain-network.org/BEIRAT

      Email: beirat@gain-network.org

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      Research Ambassador – University of Alberta
      Thian Yew Gan
      Professor at the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Email: tgan@ualberta.ca

    • Photo of Pierre Mertiny.

      Research Ambassador – University of Alberta
      Pierre Mertiny
      Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Email: pmertiny@ualberta.ca

    • Photo of Jack Tuszynski.

      Research Ambassador – University of Alberta
      Jack Tuszynski
      Allard Research Professor
      Email: jackt@ualberta.ca

    • Photo of Jonathan Veinot.

      Research Ambassador – University of Alberta
      Jonathan Veinot
      Professor
      Email: jveinot@ualberta.ca

  • Eugene, OR

    • Photo of Zhuo Jing-Schmidt.

      Research Ambassador – University of Oregon
      Zhuo Jing-Schmidt
      Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics
      Email: zjingsch@uoregon.edu

    • Photo of John Nicols.

      Research Ambassador – University of Oregon
      John Nicols
      Professor Emeritus of History and of Classics
      Email: nic@uoregon.edu

  • Evanston, IL

  • Fairbanks, AK

    • Photo of Falk Huettmann.

      Research Ambassador – University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Falk Huettmann
      Associate Professor, Inst. of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept. Email: huettmann@Alaska.edu

  • Fairfax, VA

    • Photo of Dale Medearis.

      Research Ambassador – Northern Virginia Regional Commission
      Dale Medearis
      Senior Environmental Planner
      Email: d.medearis@comcast.net

  • Fredericton, NB

    • Photo of Gül Çalışkan.

      Research Ambassador – St. Thomas University
      Gul Caliskan
      Assistant Professor Sociology
      Email: gul@stu.ca

    • Photo of Anette Guse.

      Research Ambassador – University of New Brunswick
      Anette Guse
      Associate Professor Culture and Language Studies
      Email: aguse@unb.ca

    • Photo of Gerhard W. Dueck.

      Research Ambassador – University of New Brunswick
      Gerhard W. Dueck
      Faculty of Computer Science
      Email: gdueck@unb.ca

    • Photo of Alysha-Rae Weekes.

      Young Ambassador – University of New Brunswick – Fredericton
      Alysha-Rae Weekes
      Business Administration
      Email: alysha-rae@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Gainesville, FL

    • DAAD Professor – University of Florida
      Dr. Michael Schüring
      Department of History
      Email: m.schuering@ufl.edu

  • Galesburg, IL

    • Photo of Gizem Arslan.

      Research Ambassador – Knox College
      Gizem Arslan
      Visiting Assistant Professor of German
      Email: ga56@cornell.edu

  • Geneseo, NY

  • Golden, CO

    • Photo of Dr. Jürgen F. Brune.

      Research Ambassador – Colorado School of Mines
      Dr. Jürgen F. Brune
      Research Professor – Mining Engineering, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering
      Email: jbrune@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Granville, OH

  • Greensboro, NC

    • Photo of Tyra Callaway. DAAD/Beowulf Sheehan

      Young Ambassador – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
      Tyra Callaway
      Chemistry & Physics
      Email: catarina@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Greenville, NC

    • Photo of David Luther Smith.

      Research Ambassador – East Carolina University
      David Luther Smith
      Assistant Professor, Department of foreign Languages and Literatures
      Email: smithdav@ecu.edu

  • Guelph, ON

    • Photo of Krishna Bahadur KC.

      Research Ambassador – University of Guelph
      Krishna Bahadur KC
      Banting Postdoctoral Fellow – Department of Geography
      Email: krishnak@uoguelph.ca

  • Haverford, PA

  • Honolulu, HI

    • Photo of Christina Gerhardt.

      Research Ambassador – University of Hawaii at Manoa
      Christina Gerhardt
      Assistant Professor of German
      Email: crgerhardt@gmail.com

  • Houston, TX

    • Photo of Walid D. Fakhouri.

      Research Ambassador – University of Texas Health
      Walid D. Fakhouri, Assistant Professor School of Dentistry, Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
      Email: Walid.D.Fakhouri@uth.tmc.edu

  • Huntingdon, PA

  • Huntsville, TX

    • Photo of Rick White.

      Research Ambassador – Sam Houston State University
      Rick White
      Professor of Chemistry
      Email: chm_rcw@shsu.edu

  • Indianapolis, IN

    • Photo of Gabi N. Waite.

      Research Ambassador – Indiana University School of Medicine
      Gabi N. Waite
      Associate Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Email: gnindl@iupui.edu

  • Irvine, CA

    • Photo of Carsten Mehring.

      Research Ambassador – University of California Irvine
      Carsten Mehring
      Lead Project Engineer, Adjunct Professor
      Email: cmehring@eng.uci.edu

  • Kennesaw, GA

    • Photo of Jim Hurley.

      Research Ambassador – PolyOne Corporation, Kennesaw, GA
      Jim Hurley
      Manager New Product Development
      Email: Jim.Hurley@PolyOne.com

  • Kingston, RI

    • DAAD Professor – University of Rhode Island
      Dr. Anett Geithner
      Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
      Email: anett.geithner@gmail.com

    • Photo of Claudia Krah.

      Young Ambassador – University of Rhode Island
      Claudia Krah
      Business & German
      Email: claudia@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Knoxville, TN

  • Lexington, VA

    • Photo of Debra N. Prager.

      Research Ambassadors – Washington and Lee University
      Debra N. Prager
      Associate Professor of German
      Email: pragerd@wlu.edu

  • London, ON

    • Photo of John F. Corrigan.

      Research Ambassador – Western University
      John F. Corrigan
      Professor of Chemistry and Director, Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research
      Email: corrigan@uwo.ca

  • Madison, WI

    • Center for German and European studies – University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Prof. Pamela Potter, Director
      Center for German and European Studies – University of Wisconsin
      Email: pmpotter@wisc.edu

    • DAAD Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Dr. Wilko Graf von Hardenberg
      Department of History
      Email: grafvonharde@wisc.edu

  • McGill University - Zachary Nanji

    • Zachary Nanji
      Home University: McGill University
      Major: International Development Studies
      Program/University in Germany: Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München
      E-Mail: nanji.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Zachary and I am a third-year student at McGill University, Montréal. I study Honours International Development Studies with a Minor in Management, and am originally from Bristol, United Kingdom. During high-school, I studied German for six years, and so I already had a good command of German before I visited the country on exchange. I chose to study in Germany because I wanted to improve my German language ability: learning German in the classroom is one thing; however, using it in everyday conversation in Germany is quite different. Having visited Munich before on a high-school exchange, I chose to study at Ludwig-Maximilian Universitat (LMU) in Munich for my exchange. I was attracted once again to Munich by its interesting Bavarian dialect, the area’s beautiful scenery including mountains and lakes, and the delicious cuisine of Southern Germany. One of the things about my exchange semester which was not quite what I expected was the format of the classes at LMU. Classes were small, with around 15-20 students in each one. In addition, participation during lectures and presentations formed a large portion of lectures, which gave me an opportunity to participate more actively during classes than I am used to. Forming connections with my fellow students – both native Germans as well as other exchange students – was incredibly rewarding, and I was pleased to leave Germany with several new contacts. In addition, I enjoyed being able to expand my cultural horizons by taking part in new activities, visiting different cultural places of interest, and getting a taste for German day-to-day life. I would highly recommend Germany as a place to study for any student with an interest in foreign culture and an appetite for experiencing something new.

  • Miami, FL

    • Photo of David Abraham.

      Research Ambassador – University of Miami
      David Abraham
      Professor of Law
      Email: dabraham@law.miami.edu

    • Photo of Mary Lindemann.

      Research Ambassador – University of Miami
      Mary Lindemann
      Professor and Chair, Department of History
      Email: mlindemann@miami.edu

  • Milwaukee, WI

    • Photo of Sebastian Luft.

      Research Ambassador – Marquette University
      Sebastian Luft
      Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
      email: Sebastian.Luft@marquette.edu

  • Minneapolis, MN

    • Center for German and European studies – Minnesota-Twin Cities
      Prof. James A. Parente, Jr., Director
      Center for German and European Studies – University of Minnesota
      Email: paren001@umn.edu

    • DAAD Professor – University of Minnesota
      Dr. Hilde Hoffmann
      Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch
      Email: hhoffman@umn.edu

  • Missoula, MT

  • Mobile, AL

    • Photo of Harry Roddy, Jr.

      Research Ambassador – University of South Alabama
      Harry Roddy, Jr.
      Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Email: hlroddy@gmail.com

  • Montana State University - Franklin Alongi

    • Franklin Alongi
      Home University: Montana State University
      Major: Plant Biology
      Program/University in Germany: Tübingen; Freie Universität Berlin
      E-Mail: alongi.daadya [at ] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Franklin Alongi and I am in my third year at Montana State University. I am currently pursuing a degree in Plant Science with minors in Data Science and German. My interest in German language and culture started with visits to my sister during her own study abroad experience, ultimately fueling my own summer abroad in Germany in 2019. During this time, I studied the law, economics, and institutions of the European Union in Tübingen, as well as intensive German language in Berlin. Although these two programs were highly different with one being in a quaint, southern German university city and the other in the German capital, both were uniquely remarkable experiences. This single summer has inspired me to pursue a career of academic research in Germany as well as to continue to develop my own language abilities. In 2020, I received a DAAD RISE scholarship to conduct a summer of research about landscape disturbance ecology in a laboratory at the University of Bayreuth. Although the RISE program was unable to occur in 2020, I look forward to my internship the following year. I believe that every student should have as many resources and access to study abroad as possible, as these experiences for me have proven to be truly life changing. As a Young Ambassador, I look forward to supporting students in these same endeavors and helping them achieve their goals.

  • Montréal, QC

    • Center for German and European studies – University of Montreal
      Prof. Barbara Thériault, Directeur
      Le Centre Canadien d’Études Allemandes et Européennes
      Email: barbara.theriault@umontreal.ca

    • DAAD Professor – University of Montreal
      Dr. Fabien Théofilakis
      Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
      Email: stuhlman@ualberta.ca

    • Photo of Gerhard Multhaup.

      Research Ambassador – McGill University
      Gerhard Multhaup
      Chair and Professor -Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
      Email: gerhard.multhaup@mcgill.ca

    • Photo of Monzur Murshed.

      Research Ambassador – McGill University
      Monzur Murshed
      Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry
      Email: monzur.murshed@mcgill.ca

    • Photo of Petra Rohrbach.

      Research Ambassador – McGill University
      Petra Rohrbach
      Assistant Professor, Institute of Parasitology
      Email: petra.rohrbach@mcgill.ca

  • New Brunswick, NJ

  • New Orleans, LA

    • Photo of Brian S. Mitchell.

      Research Ambassador – Tulane University
      Brian S. Mitchell
      Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
      Email: brian@tulane.edu

  • New York, NY

    • DAAD New York

    • Photo of Eckart Graeve.

      Research Ambassador – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
      Eckart Graeve
      Adjunct Professor, Architecht and Urban Planner in New York City Email: egraeve@gmail.com

    • Sponsored Chair – New York University
      Prof. Dr. Christine Landfried
      Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies
      Email: christine.landfried@nyu.edu

  • Niagara Univ, NY

    • Photo of Dawit Eshetu.

      Research Ambassador – Niagara University
      Dawit Eshetu
      Coordinator and Professor, School of Business, Hospitality and Tourism
      Email: deshetu@niagaracollege.ca

  • Norman, OK

    • Photo of Ingo Schlupp.

      Research Ambassador – The University of Oklahoma
      Ingo Schlupp
      Presidential Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
      Email: schlupp@ou.edu

  • North Andover, MA

  • North York, ON

  • Notre Dame, IN

  • Orange, CA

    • Photo of Aftab Ahmed.

      Research Ambassador – Chapman University
      Aftab Ahmed
      Research Associate Professor
      Email: aahmed@chapman.edu

  • Ottawa, ON

    • Photo of James Deaville.

      Research Ambassador – Carleton University
      James Deaville
      Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music
      Email: james_deaville@carleton.ca

    • Photo of Mamadou Fall.

      Research Ambassador – University of Ottawa
      Mamadou Fall
      Associate Professor – Department of Civil Engineering mfall@uottawa.ca

  • Philadelphia, PA

    • DAAD Professor – University of Pennsylvania
      Dr. Yasemin Dayioglu-Yücel
      Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
      Email: yasemind@sas.upenn.edu

    • Photo of Staver Bezhani.

      Research Ambassador – University of Pennsylvania
      Staver Bezhani
      Department of Biology
      Email: benzhani@daad.org

  • Phoenix, AZ

    • Photo of Willem Vermaas.

      Research Ambassador – Arizona State University
      Willem Vermaas
      Foundation Professor
      Email: wim@asu.edu

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    • DAAD Professor – University of Pittsburgh
      Dr. Katja Wezel
      Department of History
      Email: wezel@pitt.edu

    • Photo of Victoria Harms.

      Research Ambassador – University of Pittsburgh
      Victoria Harms
      Ph.D. Candidate – History Department
      Email: victoria.harms@gmail.com

    • Photo of Markus Chmielus.

      Research Ambassador – University of Pittsburgh
      Markus Chmielus
      Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering and Material Science
      Email: chmielus@pitt.edu

  • Plattsburgh, NY

    • Photo of Richard Schaefer.

      Research Ambassador – State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
      Richard Schaefer
      Assistant Professor of History
      Email: schaefr@plattsburgh.edu

  • Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Prince George, BC

    • Photo of Jueyi Sui.

      Research Ambassador – University Of Northern British Columbia
      Jueyi Sui
      Full-Professor
      Email: sui@unbc.ca

  • Pullman, WA

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      Research Ambassador – Washington State University
      Julian Reyes
      PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Email: julian.reyes@email.wsu.edu

  • Raleigh, NC

    • Photo of Helmut H.A. Hergeth.

      Research Ambassador –  North Carolina State University
      Helmut H.A. Hergeth
      Associate Professor in Textile Management
      Email: hhh@ncsu.edu

  • Rolla, MO

    • Photo of David J. Westenberg.

      Research Ambassador – Missouri University of Science and Technology
      David J. Westenberg
      Associate Professor
      Email: djwesten@mst.edu

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • San Antonio, TX

    • Photo of John L. Plews.

      Research Ambassador – St. Mary’s University
      John L. Plews
      Associate Professor of Modern Langaugaes (German)
      Email: jplews@smu.ca

  • San Diego, CA

    • DAAD Professor – University of California San Diego
      Dr. Margrit Frölich
      Departments of History and Literature
      Email: mfrolich@ucsd.edu

  • San Francisco, CA

    • DAAD Information Center San Francisco

      Information Center San Francisco
      c/o Goethe-Institut
      Address: 530 Bush Street, Suite 204,
      San Francisco, CA 94108
      Phone: +1 415-986-2021
      E-Mail: daadsf[at]daad.org

      Office Hours

      Monday – Friday 10am – 5:00pm
      Please send an e-mail or call to make an appointment.

    • GAIN Advisor – Twitter
      Dr. Thomas Arend, product development

    • GAIN Advisor – UC San Francisco (UCSF)
      Dr. Hildegard Mack
      Postdoc at Department of Biochemistry
      http://www.gain-network.org/BEIRAT

      Email: beirat@gain-network.org

  • San Jose, CA

    • Photo of Sami Khuri.

      Research Ambassador – San José State University
      Sami Khuri
      Professor of Computer Science
      Email: khuri@cs.sjsu.edu

  • San Marcos, TX

  • Sarnia, ON

    • Photo of Adrian H. Murray.

      Research Ambassador – LANXESS Butyl Rubber R&D
      Adrian H. Murray
      Postdoctoral Fellow, Product Research
      Email: ahmurray@ualberta.ca

  • Saskatoon, SK

    • Research Ambassador – University of Saskatchewan
      Missihoun D. Tagnon
      Postdoctoral research fellow
      Email: tagnon1980@gmail.com

  • Schenectady, New York

    • Photo of Dianne M. McMullen.

      Research Ambassador – Union College, Schenectady, New York
      Dianne M. McMullen
      Professor of Music, College Organist, and Chair of the Department of Music
      Email: mcmulled@union.edu

  • Seattle, WA

    • DAAD Professor – University of Washington
      Dr. Frank Wendler
      Department of Political Science and Jackson School of International
      Email: Studies fwendler@uw.edu

    • Photo of Toshiko Takenaka.

      Research Ambassador – University of Washington School of Law
      Toshiko Takenaka
      Professor of Law
      Email: toshiko@uw.edu

  • Sewanee: The University of the South - Lakeisha Phillips

    • Lakeisha Phillips
      Home University: Sewanee: The University of the South
      Major: German and German Studies; Politics
      Program/University in Germany: DID Deutsch-Institut Berlin
      E-Mail: phillips.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Lakeisha Phillips and I am a senior double majoring in Politics and German at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. My love for German and Germany comes not from my study abroad experience but from my own upbringing. I was born and raised in Lampertheim, Germany and spoke German before I learned English. My mother is German and my father is a retired American soldier, which is what I like to consider your typical military-German love story. Most of my German was conversational up until I came to college, where I fell in love with our small yet mighty German department. I have learned so much about myself as a Black German woman and the Black Germans that came before me while simultaneously developing my professional German speaking skills. I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany the summer after my freshman year and had the opportunity to engage with the rich history of Berlin and strengthen my language skills. While I was in Berlin, I fell in love with the German Bundestag and Reichstag building. This has led to my strong desire to continue to study German and its legal system upon graduation. I aspire to move back to Germany, work and be close to my family again! I love talking about my German heritage and just about the Black German culture in general simply because it is bigger than many may believe and there is so much history that is yet to be uncovered. I am so excited to serve as a DAAD Ambassador this year and share my love for this wonderful country that I have the pleasure of calling my home.

  • St. Catharines, ON

  • St. John's, NL

  • St Paul, MN

    • Photo of Habiba Hadziavdic.

      Research Ambassador – University of St. Thomas
      Habiba Hadziavdic
      Faculty, Department of Modern and Classical Languages
      Email: hadz9198@stthomas.edu

  • St Peter, MN

    • Photo of Muhammad Khan.

      Young Ambassador – Gustavus Adolphus College
      Muhammad Khan
      International Management & Financial Economics
      Email: muhammad@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Stanford, CA

    • Photo of Atussa Mohtasham. DAAD/Beowulf Sheehan

      Young Ambassador – Stanford University
      Atussa Mohtasham
      Comparative Literature
      Email: atussa@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Stillwater, OK

  • Storrs, CT

    • Photo of Glenn Stanley.

      Research Ambassador – University of Connecticut
      Glenn Stanley
      Professor of Music
      Email: glenn.stanley@uconn.edu

  • Tacoma, WA

    • Photo of Amos Nascimento.

      Research Ambassador –  Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington
      Amos Nascimento
      Associate Professor of Philosophy Assistant Director
      Email: anascim@u.washington.edu

    • Photo of Kristopher Imbrigotta.

      Research Ambassador – University of Puget Sound
      Kristopher Imbrigotta
      Visiting Assistant Professor of German
      kimbrigotta@pugetsound.edu

  • Tallahassee, FL

    • Photo of Margaret Jackson.

      Research Ambassador – Florida State University
      Margaret Jackson
      Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
      Email: mrjackson@fsu.edu

    • Photo of Alina Dana Weber.

      Research Ambassador – The Florida State University
      Alina Dana Weber
      Assistant Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
      Email: aweber@fsu.edu

  • Teaneck, NJ

    • Photo of Catalina Calderon Garcia.

      Young Ambassador – Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver
      Catalina Calderon Garcia
      Communications & Internal Relations
      Email: catarina@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Terre Haute, IN

    • Photo of Lee Waite.

      Research Ambassador – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
      Lee Waite
      Professor, Biomedical Engineering
      Email: lee.waite@rose-hulman.edu

  • Toronto, ON

    • Center for German and European studies – University of Toronto
      Prof. Randall Hansen, Research Director
      Joint Initiative in German and European Studies – University of Toronto
      Email: r.hansen@utoronto.ca

    • Center for German and European studies – York University
      Prof. Christina Kraenzle, Director
      Canadian Centre for German and European Studies
      Email: kraenzle@yorku.ca

    • DAAD Information Centre Toronto

    • DAAD Professor – University of Toronto
      Dr. Alexandra Gerstner
      Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
      Email: alexandra.gerstner@utoronto.ca

    • DAAD Professor – York University
      Dr. Ulrich Best
      Canadian Center for German & European Studies
      Email: ubest@yorku.ca

    • Photo of Martin Habekost.

      Research Ambassador – Ryerson University
      Martin Habekost
      Associate Professor, School of Graphic Communications Management
      Email: mhabekos@ryerson.ca

    • Photo of Frauke Zeller.

      Research Ambassador – Ryerson University
      Frauke Zeller
      Assistant Professor
      Email: fzeller@ryerson.ca

    • Photo of Gregory S. Johnston.

      Research Ambassador – University of Toronto
      Gregory S. Johnston
      Associate Professor, Faculty of Music
      Email: ijordonthaden@berkeley.edu

    • Photo of Raphael Schneider.

      Research Ambassador – University of Toronto – Neurology
      Raphael Schneider
      Neurology
      Email: RaphaelSchneider@t-online.de

    • Photo of Christine Korte.

      Research Ambassador – York University
      Christine Korte
      PhD Candidate in Communication & Culture
      Email: c_korte@hotmail.com

    • Sponsored Chair – University of Toronto
      Prof. Dr. Mathias Albert
      Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair for German and European Studies
      Email: mathias.albert@utoronto.ca

    • Photo of Christina Park. DAAD/Beowulf Sheehan

      Young Ambassador – York University
      Christina Park
      Visual Arts & Concurrent Education
      Email: christina@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Tucson, AZ

    • Photo of Albrecht Classen.

      Research Ambassador – The University of Arizona
      Albrecht Classen
      University Distinguished Professor of German Studies Email: aclassen@email.arizona.edu

  • University of Calgary - Zarnab Zafar

    • Home University: University of Calgary
      Major: 
      Political Science; French
      Program/University in Germany: 
      Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München
      E-Mail: 
      zafar.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      I am a Second Year Political Science, International Relations, and French Major. I was a part of the study abroad program before I even began my studies at my university and it was one of the best experiences I have had. Being given this opportunity prior to starting my first year officially allowed me to gain valuable insight into University life and prepare myself for this chapter in my life. I took EU studies and German and I learned lessons that I will take with me everywhere I go next. While the time difference was difficult to adjust to at the beginning and at the end of the course I truly felt as though I had experienced life as a German student fully. During my courses I learned a lot about the EU and practiced my German skills, but I also experienced life in Germany virtually and felt like I had gone on a trip. Despite being online, I was able to learn meaningful lessons about the course material, but also make lifelong friendships and connections with people. I think my favorite part of this program was the fact that I truly felt like a university student and even though I hadn’t officially started as a student I gained a lot of important experience that greatly helped me when I began my journey as a university student. I hope that by being an ambassador I can help others gain this experience and showcase how important international study is and the lifelong lessons that come with it.

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Alexis Haring

    • Alexis Haring
      Home University: 
      University of Massachusetts-Amherst
      Major: 
      Biology and STEM; German
      Program/University in Germany: 
      Heinrich-Heine Universität
      E-Mail: 
      haring.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Alexis Haring and I will be entering my fourth year of studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. There I am completing a dual degree in Biology and STEM-German. I have been studying German since the 8th grade and have been able to continue learning the language in college. Despite having a course-heavy schedule with my major of Biology, through the UMASS-Amherst program called i-STEP, I was able to continue fostering my German language skills in German classes that are geared towards learning technical and scientific terms useful for an internship in the STEM field in Germany.

      In the summer of 2021, I was able to go to Germany to complete an internship with DAAD RISE. There I was matched at Heinrich-Heine Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany. I worked in the AG Stahl group studying the stem cell niche in Arabidopsis Thaliana. In Germany, working in an only German-speaking lab, my German language fluency exponentially grew. I predominantly spoke German in the lab and English outside of the lab since my friends abroad were American and Irish. While in Germany, I was also able to travel, in part due to the generous stipend that was awarded to me with DAAD RISE.

      I have learned so much during my time in Germany. My Ph.D. student mentor, whom I shadowed while abroad, helped me understand what to expect in German culture and how to thrive in Germany. I am forever grateful for the opportunity DAAD RISE gave me this past summer and can not wait to get back to Germany. My inbox is always open if you want to chat about the RISE process/application, how to get connected with people while in Germany, study abroad, and so much more. My email inbox is always open and I look forward to hearing from you. Tschüss!!

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Anne Badgett

    • Anne Badgett
      Home University: 
      University of North Carolina at Greensboro
      Major: 
      Political Science; German
      Program/University in Germany: 
      University of Konstanz
      E-Mail: 
      badgett.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hallo! My name is Anne Badgett. I am a student studying at the University of North Carolina Greensboro majoring in Political Science and minoring in German and Anthropology. International travel has always been a large part of my life. Although I am American, I grew up in South Africa and as a result have always had ambitions to live abroad. When I decided to take German in my sophomore year, I immediately fell in love with the language. I have my amazing professor to thank for that, as he used poetry, film, and other art to inspire our German studies. My study abroad took place at the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany in Spring of 2020. I decided to go to Konstanz as not many people from my home university, UNCG, had done their study abroad there, and it is well-known for its Political Science program. Having the opportunity to study political science from a German perspective was paramount to my personal and academic development. This turned out to be a good decision because I was able to not only meet people from other countries, but also from other American universities. Making connections with other Americans interested in Germany was enriching and encouraged me to continue learning about Germany despite my study abroad being cut short due to coronavirus. I am passionate about encouraging people to travel abroad for extended periods of time whether it be for research, career, or university. I am excited to use my personal experience to encourage others to travel to Germany and encounter the fullness it has to offer.

  • Vancouver, BC

    • Center for German and European studies – The University of British Columbia
      Prof. Kurt Hübner, Director
      Institute of European Studies
      Email: kurt.huebner@ubc.ca

  • Victoria, BC

    • Photo of Jens H. Weber.

      Research Ambassador – University of Victoria
      Jens H. Weber
      Professor, Department of Computer Science
      Email: jens@uvic.ca

  • Virginia Tech - Sasha Mintz

    • Sasha Mintz
      Home University: Virginia Tech
      Major: Aerospace Engineering
      Program/University in Germany: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
      E-Mail: mintz.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Hello! My name is Sasha Mintz and I am a student at Virginia Tech studying aerospace engineering with minors in physics, astronomy and German. I intend on graduating in Spring 2024 and pursue a doctorate in astrophysics. I have always been surrounded by the German culture and language growing up; my mother’s side of the family was all born there. As I entered high school, I began learning the language in hopes of better communicating with my grandmother and her relatives. During my spring semester of my freshman year, I heard about the Tandem-MINT program. This program involves being paired with a partner who speaks the language you want to learn and vice versa. Then, you meet about 13 times during the semester, speaking 1 hour of English and 1 hour of German. This course was meant to broaden each person’s language skills in their major, in hopes of helping them be able to speak more eloquently about what they study in their non-native language. Because of COVID-19, I was unable to travel to Germany and meet my partner in person in Bochum, but nonetheless, the course was enriching and fulfilling in all the same ways. I hope to pursue more study abroad opportunities in the upcoming years and further my experiences with the German language and culture. Currently, I work as an aerospace engineering intern at a research corporation that actually has an employee who lives in Germany! I hope to speak with him before I return to campus and practice the new skills I learned through my study abroad experience.

  • Waltham, MA

    • Center for German and European studies – Brandeis University
      Prof. Sabine von Mering, Director
      Center for German and European Studies
      Email: vonmering@brandeis.edu

  • Washington, DC

    • Center for German and European studies – Georgetown University,
      Prof. Jeffrey Anderson, Director
      BMW Center for German and European Studies
      Email: jja5@georgetown.edu

    • DAAD Professor – Georgetown University
      Dr. Asiye Kaya
      BMW Center for German and European Studies
      Email: ak725@georgetown.edu

    • Photo of Corey Campion.

      Research Ambassador – Georgetown University
      Corey Campion
      An instructor in history – Hood College
      campion@daad.org

    • Photo of Simone Seym.

      Research Ambassador – Goethe-Institut Washington
      Simone Seym
      German and European Cultural Studies
      Email: seym@uwp.edu

    • Photo of Joerg Schlatterer.

      Research Ambassador – National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C
      Joerg Schlatterer
      Program Director
      Email: js4340@cumc.columbia.edu

  • Washington & Lee University - Anne Riter

    • Anne Riter
      Home University: Washington & Lee University
      Major: Economics and German; Arabic Minor
      Program/University in Germany: Goethe-Institut; American Field Service High School
      E-Mail: riter.daadya [at] gmail [dot] com

      Moin moin! My name is Anne and I am a senior majoring in Economics and German and minoring in Arabic at Washington & Lee University. I grew up in a half-Danish, half-American household, so learning foreign languages and studying abroad was always encouraged. I started taking German in middle school, but when I moved to a new state right before high school and I found out that my new school didn’t offer German, I decided to study abroad. As a junior in high school, I went to Hamburg for an entire year where I lived with a host family and attended the local Gymnasium. Only really knowing how to introduce myself and talk about my favorite colors, it was a challenge to navigate a new country, culture, and language. I made many missteps, but it was one of the most transformative years of my life and it set me on my path of majoring in German. I had the opportunity as a freshman in college to return to Germany where I studied social market economy in Berlin for four weeks with 15 of my fellow W&L German students. Many of my fellow classmates turned to me for advice, and I found myself settling in and enjoying my role as a resource for them, something I wish I had had when I studied abroad the first time. While the Covid-19 pandemic canceled my plans to study abroad during the winter semester of 2021, I knew I wanted to help other students achieve their study abroad goals. I am eagerly waiting for the next time I get to go to Germany, but until then I hope to share my love of the culture and the language with other students on my campus!

  • Waterloo, ON

    • Photo of Anna Abnizova.

      Research Ambassador – Wilfried Laurier University
      Anna Abnizova
      Post-Doctoral Fellow in Arctic Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Email: abnizova@yorku.ca

  • Waterville, ME

  • West Lafayette, IN

    • Photo of Eckhard A. Groll.

      Research Ambassador – Purdue University
      Eckhard A. Groll
      Professor of Mechanical Engineering/Director of the Office of Professional Practice
      Email: groll@purdue.edu

  • Whitewater, WI

    • Photo of Matthew Viney. DAAD/Beowulf Sheehan

      Young Ambassador – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
      Matthew Viney
      Economics & German
      Email: matthew@daad-ambassadors.org

  • Wichita, KS

  • Winnipeg, MB

  • Wolfville, NS