Fall 2014

DAAD San Francisco Newsletter September 2014
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In This Issue:

DAAD IC San Francisco Office Change


DAAD North America Now On Instagram

DAAD IC San Francisco Fall Activities

DAAD Scholarships and Grants 2015/16
 
DAAD Young Abmassadors 2014/15

New DAAD Research Ambassadors

Fall 2014 Webinar Series
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September 3, 2014

Greetings from the DAAD Information Center (IC) in San Francisco! I hope you had a wonderful summer, whether you traveled far or stayed at home to recharge your batteries. Ready or not, the new semester has already begun on most campuses or will soon begin. To all students, administrators, and faculty, I wish you a successful, interesting and, don't forget, fun semester.

In this newsletter issue, find out what's new with the IC San Francisco and get a glimpse of the fall schedule. The fall semester also means that we have new Research and Young Ambassadors; I'm happy to introduce to you four new Young and four new Research Ambassadors in the Western region of the United States.
The new academic year also brings a new round of funding applications.  You can find all relevant information and deadlines at www.daad.org and, of course, in our brand new Scholarships and Grant Brochure.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me at daadsf@daad.org with any questions you have. And please be in touch if you'd like to connect while I'm on the road.

All the best,
Hanni



DAAD IC San Francisco Office Change

New office in old location: the IC San Francisco office has moved, but not very far. The new DAAD Information Center office is located in the heart of the Goethe-Institute on the second floor. This will give the Goethe-Institute San Francisco and the DAAD Information Center San Francisco opportunity to intensify future collaborations. For event updates, go to www.daad.org/daadsf and www.goethe.de/. The mailing address and phone number remain the same.

Here are some first impressions of the new office at 530 Bush Street, Suite 204:
  DAAD IC San Francisco

DAAD North America Now On Instagram Instagram

Have you ever wondered what DAAD North America experiences on the road? Now you can get an impression of DAAD's presence at conferences, info tours and social events, such as the World Cup. Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/daadnorthamerica.

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DAAD IC San Francisco Fall Activities

The Fall brings another round of Study Abroad Fairs, university visits and conferences. Please see below the DAAD IC San Francisco tentative fall schedule. For updates, please check www.daad.org/daadsf.

September 25 Study Abroad Fair: University of San Francisco
September 26 Study Abroad Fair: University of California, Berkeley
September 29 -October 3 Info tour Colorado and Wyoming (Colorado School of the Mines - Golden, University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, University of Wyoming - Laramie, University of Northern Colorado - Greeley)
October 4-6 HACU conference, Denver (Colorado)
October 7 German Career Day at Goethe Institute San Francisco for high school students and university students
October 8 Study Abroad Fair: University of California, Davis
October 10 PASCH German Day at Claremont High School together with Stefan Biedermann, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles
October 14 Study Abroad Fair: Santa Clara University
October 27-30 Info tour Utah together with Stefan Biedermann, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles (The University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University)
November 4-7 NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference, Portland (OR)
November 6 Idealist.org Graduate Fair (DAAD represented by Young Ambassador Breena Miller (USF), Research Ambassadors Manfred Franke and Deborah Anna Brown (SFSU) )
December 15-19 National Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco (CA)


Scholarships and Grants 2015/16

Mark your calendars with the deadlines for this selection of DAAD North America grants:


Scholarships and Grants for Undergraduates and Graduates

Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2015
More info: www.daad.org/undergrad

RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Deadline: January 15, 2015 (Please note this is a new deadline)
More info: www.daad.de/rise/en/


RISE professional
Deadline: January 31, 2015
More info: www.daad.de/rise-pro/en/

Study Scholarship for Artists/Musicians
Deadline: October 31, 2014
More info: www.daad.org/?p=gradstudy_arts

Study Scholarship for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 4, 2014 earlier for partner universities)
More info:  www.daad.org/grad_study

Research Grant for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 4, 2014 (earlier for partner universities)
More info: www.daad.org/?p=gradresearch

University Course Summer Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2014
More info: www.daad.org/summercourse2

Intensive Language Course Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2014
More info: www.daad.org/languagecourses

Grants for Faculty

Faculty Research Visit Grant: Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
Deadline: October 15, 2014
More info: www.daad.org/researchvisit

Group Study Visit
Deadline: November 1, 2014
More info: www.daad.org/groupvisits

Please visit www.daad.org for all available DAAD Scholarships and Grants for North America.


DAAD Young Ambassadors 2014/15

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. They represent DAAD at Study Abroad Fairs, speak to students at info sessions, and are an overall wonderful resource on studying in Germany and DAAD scholarships. Do you have a dedicated student who studied in Germany? Are you interested in supporting the student in his/her effort in promoting studying in Germany and DAAD grants? Every year, we ask Study Abroad offices in North America to nominate their candidates. Please check our website for more information https://daad.org/ambassadors.

There are four new Young Ambassadors in the Western region of the United States and one continuing Ambassador. Click on their names below to read more about these young academics and their experiences in
Germany. Visit the Young Ambassador webpage to see the full list of Ambassadors located throughout the US and Canada.

DAAD Young Ambassadors 2014-15
  • Victoria Bierwirth - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg), top middle
  • Mia Mihailovic - Oregon State University (Universität Tübingen), top right
  • Breena Miller - San Francisco State University (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ), top left
  • Tyler Wakefield - Santa Clara University (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), bottom left
  • Peter Pettersen - Western Washington University (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), top right

New DAAD Research Ambassadors

DAAD Research Ambassadors are a group of scholars and scientists committed to a wide range of activities to promote research in Germany, from providing information, mentoring, participating in panel discussions or information fairs, to being available to answer questions via email, hosting information events, etc.. Below is just a short list of new Research Ambassadors from the Western United States.
For a full list of new and continuing Research Ambassadors in Canada and the USA, please visit the Research Ambassadors website.
DAAD RA 2014-15 Western
  • Dr. Jürgen F. Brune - Research Professor - Mining Engineering, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (TU Clausthal), bottom, right
  • Dr.Tobias Hofmann - Assistant Professor of Political Science – University of Utah (Free University of Berlin, University of Heidelberg, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Konstanz), top, right
  • Julian Reyes - PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Washington State University (Department of Water, Waste, and the Environment - University of Kassel, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation - University of Bonn), bottom, left
  • Dr. Toshiko Takenaka - Professor of Law – University of Washington School of Law (Karl Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb), top, left

Fall 2014 Webinar Series

DAAD North America is happy to offer the Fall 2014Webinar Series. Please click on the respective links for more details and to register to the webinars. All webinars are free of charge and a recording as well as the presentations will be made available on our website shortly after the session. Please contact Hanni Geist at daadsf@daad.org for any questions.

Date Webinar Topic Registration Link
September 23,
12:00pm ET
DAAD programs (all) & DAAD Walkthrough of Application Process https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/448873202
October 9,
1:00pm ET
Undergraduate Opportunities https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/912567946
October 13,
12:00pm ET
Graduate Opportunities https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/881783850
November 14,
12:00pm ET
Internship Opportunities with UAS7 & Cultural Vistas https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/469976434


 

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Spring 2014

DAAD San Francisco Newsletter January 2014
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In This Issue:

DAAD IC San Francisco Activities

DAAD Poetry Jam Contest

DAAD Research Ambassadors - Deadline Approaching
 
DAAD is looking for 2014/15 Young Amassadors

Upcoming (Re) Discovering Workshop in San Francisco
 
         
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Email: daadsf@daad.org
April 25, 2014

 

Greetings from the DAAD Information Center (IC) in San Francisco! I hope you're enjoying Spring, wherever you are in the United States - or even in Canada.
The past weeks were quite busy for DAAD San Francisco. In this newsletter issue, get a glimpse of the IC activities and find out about upcoming application deadlines for Research Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me at daadsf@daad.org with any questions you have. And please be in touch if you'd like to connect while I'm on the road.

All the best,
Hanni


DAAD IC San Francisco Activities

University Visits:
In February, March and April, I traveled in California, Washington and Montana to give info sessions at a number of universities, meeting old and new faces. If I haven't been to your campus yet, and you are interested in having me for an info session for students and/or faculty members, please contact me.

DAAD on the road
top: at UCSB with DAAD Young Ambassador Franz Rivera; at UN Nevada, Reno with Stefan Biedermann (Deputy Consul General of LA) and Daniel Villanueva (Assistant Director, Honors Program); at CSULB with the German Department
bottom: packed info session at CSULB; at The University of Montana; giving a presentation at UCSB


Conferences & Workshop:
At the Diversity Abroad Conference in San Diego (March 30-April 1), as part of a panel on STEM education, I discussed how DAAD supports a diverse student body to study and research abroad. Through active outreach to students of all field and all backgrounds (directly and indirectly through the Ambassador program), DAAD helps to open doors for study abroad in Germany to a diverse audience.

In late March, together with Cultural Vistas, we had our first (Re) Discovering Germany workshop of the year, which was held in San Francisco and hosted by the Goethe-Institute. The workshop was a great opportunity for Professors and administrators to learn more about DAAD's and Cultural Vista's programs. Guest speakers were Sabine Blankenship, Science Liaison Officer from the German Consulate in San Francisco and CBYX Alumnus Craig Toocheck. The coffee breaks and the lunch allowed participants to network and ask individual questions about individual programs. The next workshop is planned for the Fall in Houston, Texas (details to come).

Re Discovering Germany
top: coffee break networking, Hanni Geist (DAAD), and Katja Kurz (Cultural Vistas), (Re) Discovering Germany workshop
bottom: Sabine Blankenship (General Consulate San Francisco), Sabine Erlenwein and Julia Koch (Goethe-Institut), Craig Tootcheck (CBYX Alumnus)


Upcoming conferences:

    * Experimental Biology: April 25-April 29 in San Diego
    * NAFSA: May 26- May 30 in San Diego

DAAD Poetry Jam Contest -Deadline extended to April 28

Jam Your Way to Germany with DAAD's Annual Contest!

Are you ready for Germany, but stuck without a plan?Poetry Jam
Turn it around and join the DAAD Germany poetry jam!
Whether you write, sing, rhyme or rap, it’s time to get your passion to giddy-yap!
So go stand in front of the cam and jam your way to Germany!

Participating in the DAAD German Poetry Jam Contest will be both easy and fun!

Create a video (maximum one minute long) of yourself stating why you'd value the opportunity to study in Germany.

To meet the eligibility requirements you must be a student enrolled full-time in a degree program at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada.

For full details, please go to: www.daad.org/poetryja

 

 


DAAD Research Ambassadors - Deadline Approaching

Be part of a group of informed and enthusiastic experts and advisers on higher-level research opportunities in Germany and become a DAAD Research Ambassador.

Responsibilities
The main responsibility of a DAAD Research Ambassador is to promote research opportunities in Germany in his/her professional community, university or organization, and discipline. This can take the form of:
• Contacting departmental chairs and senior administration officers to share information about study and research opportunities in Germany, including DAAD grants and other organizations' funding programs.
• Arranging an informational meeting on campus each academic year for students in their department and/or prospective applicants to DAAD programs.
• Providing advice and support to students and researchers interested in pursuing academic activities in Germany in his/her field from any university or institution in the US or Canada – and potentially doing the same for German DAAD grantees currently studying in North America.

Eligible applicants:
• have completed a total of at least 10 months conducting research in Germany at the doctoral level or above;
• are familiar with the current research landscape in Germany for their respective discipline;
• are willing and able to attend the DAAD Research Ambassadors Training Workshop in New York City, from the evening of Thursday, August 14 until mid-day on Saturday, August 16.

Scholars and scientists from all disciplines are invited to apply.

Applications must be received by May 2, 2014.

To learn more about the DAAD Research Ambassadors program and how to apply,
go to: www.daad.org/ra-apply

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DAAD is looking for 2014/2015 Young Ambassadors

For the 2014/15 academic year, DAAD has spaces for about 30 Young Ambassadors.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities and colleges. And through the Young Ambassadors Program, students will be able to keep their ties to Germany, learn valuable presentation and organizational skills and make a difference in something they feel strongly about.

We will give special attention to nominations from study abroad offices, but will also accept applications directly from students who wish to apply on their own and provide contact information for a reference.
Students can send their application forms directly to DAAD or, if nominated by their study abroad office, should submit application and nomination materials together.

The submission deadline for all materials is May 18th, 2014.

For more information, visit www.daad.org/ambassadors_application

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San Francisco, CA  94114
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Winter 2014

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In This Issue:


Apply Now: DAAD Germany Today Tour 2014

DAAD Application Deadlines Approaching

Leo Baeck Fellowships for Doctoral Students in German-Jewish Studies

"Research in Germany" - Information Session

Upcoming (Re) Discovering Workshop in San Francisco

 

         

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January 20, 2014

Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco!

I hope you had a great start to the New Year. I wish you success, good health and lots of fun for the upcoming months!

Here are a few upcoming trips and conferences:

  • February 4: University of Nevada, Reno, together with the Deputy Consul General of the German Consulate of Los Angeles
  • February 12: Career &Networking Forum at the University of San Francisco
  • March 1: Lessons From Abroad in San Francisco
  • March 30-April 1: Diversity Abroad conference in San Diego
  • April 2-April 4: Forum conference in San Diego 
Please be in touch if you'd like to connect while I'm on the road, or if I can be of any assistance in general.

January 31 is the deadline for a number of our grants, so please do glance at the list of upcoming deadlines below.

With best regards,

Hanni



Apply Now: DAAD Germany Today Tour 2014

"Applied Science in Germany – Institutions of Higher Education, Research Institutes, and their Internationalization Strategies"

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada, and colleagues from the education policy field and politics to join the “Germany Today” Information Tour 2014.The program will be interactive: Program hosts will provide valuable insights into their activities, and you will be asked to share your perspective and expertise with them.

The tour is scheduled to take place June 16 through June 21, 2014 (Bonn/Cologne, Trier, Munich).

Topics of focus will include:

Introduction to Germany’s (applied) research landscape
Details about certain areas of applied research and funding mechanisms
Details about the consortium of seven major, research-intensive universities of applied science (UAS 7)
Institutional internationalization strategies
Details about select BA and MA programs at recognized universities of applied science
Accreditation of courses taken abroad in BA/MA programs
PhD programs/training, especially in relation to applied science, and transatlantic mobility

The program will be in English. Program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals) will be covered by DAAD. The program officially starts in Bonn on Monday morning, June 16, 2014 (optional: informal dinner on the previous night, Sunday, June 15) and ends with a dinner on Friday evening, June 20, in Munich. The night from Friday, June 20, through Saturday, June 21, is still booked and covered by DAAD in our hotel in Munich (including breakfast).

Intercontinental travel is at the participant’s expense. Applicants must have U.S./Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, a special interest in Germany and transatlantic co-operation, and a relevant professional position. Applicants should not have recently participated in another information trip to Germany.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 2, 2014.

For further information, please go to: www.daad.org/today2/ or contact Uta Gaedeke at 212-758 3223 x:209 or via e-mail at gaedeke@daad.org.

 


 


DAAD Application Deadlines Approaching

The DAAD's Undergraduate Scholarship program supports highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing studies at German universities, typically in the context of one of their home institution's exchange programs. The application deadline for students seeking support to study in Germany during the 2014-15 academic year is January 31, 2014. Further details on this program can be found at:
https://www.daad.org/undergrad

DAAD RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunies for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months. The working language will be English. All scholarhip holders receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses. The deadline for summer 2014 is January 31. More information, all available interships and application deatails can be found at:
https://www.daad.de/rise/en/

DAAD RISE professional is an  internship program for undergraduate DAAD alumni and graduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE professional offers unique opportunies for students to work in a German company for a period of 6 to 24 weeks.German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. All scholarhip holders receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the companies will contribute an additional stipend. The deadline is January 31. All available interships and application deatails can be found at:
https://www.daad.de/rise-pro/en/index.html

A partnership between the DAAD and the network of Leibniz Research Institutes supports highly-qualified international post-docs interested in pursuing a research project at one of the Leibniz network's eighty-six locations. The application deadline for the Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship is March 7, 2014 and more details on this program can be found at:
https://www.daad.org/leibnizdaad

Several faculty-oriented support programs also have upcoming deadlines. The Learn German in Germany program provides faculty from most disciplines (see webpage for more details) with support to carry out a four-week intensive German language course at a Goethe- Institut in Germany. Deadline for application to this program is January 31, 2014 and more details can be found at:
https://www.daad.org/facultylanguage


The Group Study Visit program offers financial support for subject-related academic information visits to Germany organized by faculty members for groups of students. Applications for trips taking place during the 2014 summer semester are being accepted through to February 1, 2014. Details on the program and how to apply can be found at:
https://www.daad.org/groupvisits

 


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"Research in Germany" - Information Session

 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Boston

Join the German exhibitors at the European Career Fair and distinguished representatives of the German research and funding landscape for an informative and dynamic information session on career opportunities in research and education.

Schedule:

  • 8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast and Welcome Address: Network with researchers and career experts in an informal setting (Martha’s Vineyard, Lobby Level)

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Session I:  Pursuing Graduate Studies in Germany (Nantucket, Lobby Level)

  •  9:30 am - 12:30 pm Session II: Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators and Junior Faculty in Germany (Cape Cod, Lobby Level)

Location:

Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston MA, 02111

* Attendance is free, but registration is required.

To register and for further information visit http://www.research-in-germany.de/ecf2014
 



Upcoming (Re)Discovering Germany Workshop


10:00am - 1:00pm, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in San Francisco (Details about location and registration coming soon.)

 

Join DAAD and Cultural Vistas for a preview of opportunities to study, intern and research in Germany. (Re)Discovering Germany is a workshop of joint opportunities from Cultural Vistas and DAAD, designed for international educators at colleges and universities – particularly study abroad and fellowship advisors, career services administrators and faculty members from all departments and disciplines.

DAAD und Culteral Vistas

The presentation will feature:
• Information on 2014 programs sponsored by Cultural Vistas &DAAD
• New programs for students, faculty, researchers, and universities
• Q&A panel with staff from Cultural Vistas &DAAD, and program alumni
• Networking luncheon and information fair

*Please note that the workshop is intended for international educators, not students.
Feel free to forward this information to any colleagues who might be interested in attending.

For more details and questions in general, please contact Hanni Geist at geist@daad.org.

 

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Fall 2013

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In This Issue:

New Information Officer West Coast

Introducing the New Young Ambassador

Introducing the New Research Ambassadors

DAAD Rise worldwide 2014

Fall (Re)Discovering Germany Webinar: Register today!

Upcoming DAAD Deadlines

Goethe-Institut Events in San Francisco

 
         

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Email: daadsf@daad.org


October 11, 2013


New Information Officer San Francisco

Hanni GeistGuten Tag! My name is Hanni Geist, and I joined DAAD in September. Originally from Berlin, I studied and worked in Germany and the US. For the past 5 years, I worked closely with students and faculty as an assistant in the FU-BEST program and as a German instructor at Arizona State University. I’m very excited to represent the DAAD on the West Coast and provide information about research and work opportunities in Germany. My goal is to help build strong personal and academic relations between the US and Germany.

The October 2013 issue of the newsletter is all about introducing new faces: we are happy to present our new Young Ambassadors and Research Ambassadors. In addition, the newsletter will inform you about upcoming events and deadlines.

Always feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested! Please do not hesitate to contact me at geist@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With warm regards,

Hanni


Meet the New DAAD Young Ambassadors!

Wondering what studying in Germany is like? Contact a DAAD Young Ambassador!  Click on their names below to read more about these ambassadors and their experiences in Germany and visit the Young Ambassador webpage to see the full list of Ambassadors distributed throughout the US and Canada.

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.


Meet the New DAAD Research Ambassadors!

DAAD Research Ambassadors are a group of scholars and scientists committed to a wide range of activities to promote research in Germany, from providing information, mentoring, participating in panel discussions or information fairs, to being available to answer questions via email, hosting information events, etc.. Below is just a short list of researchers from the Western United States. For a full list of Research Ambassadors in Canada and the USA, please visit the Research Ambassadors website.

  • M. Harvey Brenner - Professor - SPH Behavioral &Community Health, University of North Texas

  • Christina Gerhardt - Assistant Professor of German - University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

  • Ingrid Jordon-Thaden - Post-doctorate Fellow - Bucknell University Research Botanist - University and Jepson Herbaria within the University of California-Berkeley 

  • John R. te Velde - Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

  • Willem Vermaas - Foundation Professor - School of Life Sciences and Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University

  • Angela Wandiger-Ness - Professor, Department of Pathology – University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center



DAAD "Rise Worldwide" Program Returns 2014

DAAD is inviting research groups from all over the world to host a German undergraduate to assist with their research in the summer of 2014. Internship projects can be submitted online at

http://www.daad.de/rise-weltweit/en/index.html

The database for project proposals is open from October 07, 2013 through November 24, 2013.

Once DAAD has checked an offer concerning formal eligibility, it will be posted in the intern database on our website. This database is accessible to anyone who is interested in applying and has registered online. Students participating in this program come from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, medicine, or a closely related field, and will receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.

Each student applying for an internship may apply for up to three projects, between December 2, 2013 and January 12, 2014. The prospective hosts are then asked to provide DAAD with a ranking of the applications for their projects which will be taken into account when matching students to projects.

Please note: Only those students whose applications have been accepted, reviewed and ranked by a potential host may be placed with that host’s project. However, we cannot guarantee in every case that a project provider will be matched with his or her top applicant. Furthermore, due to limited funding some projects may not be matched with an intern at all.



(Re)Discovering Germany Webinar: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:30pm EDT

Join Cultural Vistas and DAAD for a preview of opportunities to study, intern and research in Germany. (Re)Discovering Germany is a presentation of joint opportunities from Cultural Vistas and DAAD, designed for international educators at colleges and universities – particularly study abroad and fellowship advisors, career services administrators and faculty members from all departments and disciplines.

The presentation will feature:
• Information on 2014 programs sponsored by Cultural Vistas & DAAD
• New programs for students, faculty, researchers, and universities
• Q&A panel with staff from Cultural Vistas & DAAD

 

Register today at: www2.gotomeeting.com/register/8223033412996063490

*Please note that the webinar is intended for international educators, not students.

Feel free to forward this information to any colleagues who might be interested in attending.


 
Upcoming DAAD Deadlines

Mark your calendars with the deadlines for this selection of DAAD North America grants:

Grants for undergrads and graduate students

Study Scholarship for Arists/Musicians
Deadline: November 1, 2012
More info:http://www.daad.org/?p=gradstudy_arts

Study Scholarship for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2012
 (earlier for partner universities)
More info:  http://www.daad.org/?p=73215

Research Grant for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2012 (earlier for partner universities)

More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=gradresearch

University Course Summer Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47438

Intensive Language Course Grant 
Deadline: December 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47443

Grants for faculty

Research Visit Grant for Faculty
Deadline: October 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=researchvisit


Group Study Visit
Deadline: November 1, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47777


Goethe-Institut San Francisco Events Fall 2013

Mark your calendars for upcoming events at the San Francisco Goethe-Institut:

  • October 1, 7:00pm - Litquake Literary Festival with author Euegn Ruge (LITERATURE)
  • October 16, 6:00pm - Why Democracy? Taxi to the dark side (MITTWOCHSFILM)
  • November 1, 6:00pm - Game Night - Language learning through play
  • November 5, 7:00pm - Joachim Bechtle "Hotel van Gaugh" (LITERATURE)
For a full list of all events and exhibitions, please visit the Goethe-Institut San Francisco website here.
 

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Fall 2012
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Fall 2012

In This Issue:
Upcoming DAAD Deadlines
(Re)Discovering Germany in Michigan and Florida
Fall Webinar Series:  Sign up Today!
DAAD on the Road: Study Abroad Fairs & a Los Angeles Info Tour
DAAD North America is on Pinterest
Introducing the New Young Ambassadors
DAAD Science Tour: Application Due September 15
  Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco!

As we all gear up for the new academic year, I wanted to make sure to get some DAAD events on your calendars. From our webinar series to fall travel, it is going to be a busy rest of the year.

I hope that our paths cross here in the Bay Area or on the road!  Don't hesitate to be in touch if I can be of any assistance.  I have also started holding virtual information sessions for universities, so if you'd benefit from 'beaming' me in to a class or conference room so I can talk briefly about DAAD funding programs and answer questions from students, just let me know and we can set a date!

Warmest regards from San Francisco,

Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Upcoming DAAD Deadlines


Mark your calendars with the deadlines for this selection of DAAD North America grants:

Grants for undergrads and graduate students
EMGIP Bundestag Internship
Deadline: September 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=53287

Study Scholarship for Artists/Musicians
Deadline: November 1, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=gradstudy_arts

Study Scholarship for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2012
 (earlier for partner universities)
More info:  http://www.daad.org/?p=73215

Research Grant for Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2012 (earlier for partner universities)
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=gradresearch

University Course Summer Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47438

Intensive Language Course Grant 
Deadline: December 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47443


Grants for faculty

Science Tour
Deadline: September 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/page/sciencetour2/index.v3page

Research Visit Grant for Faculty
Deadline: October 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=researchvisit

Group Study Visit
Deadline: November 1, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47777

  (Re)Discovering Germany in Michigan and Florida

  Sometimes I travel outside of my  region in the Western area of the U.S., and later this month I will be travelling to Ann Arbor to take part in a (Re)Discovering Germany workshop together with our friends at Cultural Vistas.

If you happen to be in the area, please join us in Ann Arbor - or for our (Re)Discovering Germany workshop in Miami.  We will also be offering a shorter, virtual version of this workshop during our Fall Webinar Series (see the next section).

(Re)Discovering Germany is a workshop designed for study abroad and fellowship advisers as well as career services administrators and interested faculty members to learn about the latest programs and funding available for your students and universities. We have a brand new event format featuring a new presentation with more programs, a Q&A panel with Cultural Vistas & DAAD staff, alumni & faculty contacts, and an informational networking luncheon!
We are holding two workshops this fall:

Miami, Florida @ Florida International University
Friday, September 21st
10:00am - 1:00 pm

Ann Arbor, Michigan @ The University of Michigan
Friday, September 28th
10:00am - 1:00 pm

Register for either workshop at rdgfall2012.eventbrite.com

  Fall Webinar Series: Sign up Today

 
DAAD offers informational online webinar sessions for students, faculty and university administrators. Some webinars cover a certain type of grant (grants for graduate students, for undergraduates, etc) and others a certain theme, such as grants for internships and all webinars include time for Q&A..

Reserve your spot at the "Register" links below or on our webinar webpage.
"DAAD Grants for Graduate Students" Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT Register
"DAAD Funding Programs (all)" Monday, October 01, 2012 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT Register
"Internships in Germany" [With Cultural Vistas] Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT Register
"Programs for Undergraduates" Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT Register
"(Re)Discovering Germany" [With Cultural Vistas] Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT Register
"Spend Summer 2013 in Germany" Friday, November 09, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT Register

DAAD on the Road: Study Abroad Fairs and a Los Angeles Info Tour 

  Visit the DAAD table at these Bay Area study abroad fairs:
  • 21 September: UC Berkeley
  • 4 October: UC Davis
DAAD will be traveling to the Los Angeles area during the second week in October. To date, info sessions are planned at the Claremont Colleges (Pitzer College) on October 9th and UCLA on October 10th.  Remaining sessions are TBD.

Please be in touch if you'd like to request a DAAD campus visit or receive more information about the currently scheduled information sessions. 

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Introducing the New Young Ambassadors

 
Wondering what studying in Germany is like? Contact a DAAD Young Ambassador!  Click on their names below to read more about these ambassadors located in the (south)western region of the U.S. and their experiences in Germany.  Visit the Young Ambassador webpage to see the full list of Ambassadors distributed throughout the US and Canada.
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.
2012-2013 Western Region YAs
DAAD Young Ambassadors in the (South)Western Region of the USA

DAAD Science Tour: Application Due September 15

  Understanding Biodiversity and Climate Change
November 25 - December 1, 2012

DAAD invites scientists and administrators from universities and research institutions to participate in a tour with focus on interdisciplinary research in biodiversity and climate change in Germany.Research in Germany

The call addresses foreign researchers and administrators who are attempting to initiate close cooperation with German colleagues, either in their specific research area or at an institutional level.

More information can be found on our website: http://www.daad.org/page/sciencetour2/index.v3page

Applications are due September 15!
  More information
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Editor
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
Leslie Harlson, Director
c/o Goethe Institut
530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94114
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Winter 2012
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Winter 2012

In This Issue:
Upcoming DAAD Deadlines
DAAD on the Road: Utah Information Tour
Reception with the President of the Max Planck Society
PhD in Germany
Connect with DAAD North America Online
Lessons from Abroad California
  Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco!

January 31 was the deadline for a number of our most popular grants -  - so a big thank you and good luck to the thousands of students who applied for the RISE, RISE Professional, Undergraduate, and internXchange grants!  Make sure to see below for the remaining deadlines for the 2012-2013 academic year.

I'll be traveling a bit this winter and spring and look forward to meeting many of you either here in the Bay Area or on the road!

Warmest regards from San Francisco,

Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Upcoming DAAD Deadlines


Our round of applications for the 2012-2013 academic year is almost finished! Please note the final deadlines for these DAAD North America grants:

DAAD-UAS 7 Study & Internship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=sip

Marine Environmental Protection Information Tour
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Here you'll find more information and the itinerary

Germany Today Information Tour
Deadline: March 2, 2012

More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=today2

Group Study Visit
Deadline: May 1, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=47777

Research Visit Grant for Faculty
Deadline: May 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=researchvisit

Research Grant for Graduate Students
Deadline: May 15, 2012
More info: http://www.daad.org/?p=60765

: Utah Information Tour

  © Germany.info/Los AngelesTogether with Michael Ott, German Consul for Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles, DAAD San Francisco embarked on a tour of universities in Utah to promote study and research in Germany.

Visiting University of Utah, Utah State University and Brigham Young University, Leslie Harlson and Consul Ott spoke with students, faculty and administrators about the array of opportunities in Germany, as well as DAAD funding to support such academic stays in Deutschland! They also held an alumni reception in Salt Lake City for local DAAD alumni.

Read more on the German Consulate's website.

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Courses and exams for learners and teachers of German

  Sprachenakademie AachenSprachenakademie Aachen offers German courses for work or study purposes– and the respective German exams.

Intensive German courses and exams:
  • 9 different levels (A1 – C1+)
  • 11 starting dates per year for each level
  • official test center for internationally recognized exams such as DSH, TestDaF, Zertifikat Deutsch etc.
FH Aachen Summer courses:
  • 4 weeks in July, August or September
  • general and specialized German courses: Business German and German for Engineers
  • leisure program including excursions to Cologne, Bonn, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam
Didactics courses for German as a Foreign language
  • 4 weeks in July or August
  • Didactics seminar, German lessons, lectures by experts, excursions
  • cultural activities
And where do the courses and exams take place? – In Aachen, a city located in westernmost Germany which is home to 4 universities and directly adjoins Belgium and the Netherlands. A long history, modern science and an international atmosphere come together here – and create an interesting and multifaceted learning environment!

www.spraachen.org
Find Sprachenakademie Aachen on Facebook

Reception with the President of the Max Planck Society

 
Presentation, Discussion and Networking Reception
featuring
Dr. Peter Gruss
President of the Max Planck Society

on
Current trends and challenges in German science and science policy

 hosted by the Deputy Consul General of the German Consulate in San Francisco and the German Academic International Network (GAIN)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6 - 9 pm
German Consulate San Francisco
1960 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA  94109

Please RSVP to science@sanf.diplo.de by February 14

Are you a German scientist working in North America?  Join GAIN, and stay up to date on events such as these, and other networking opportunities in North America!

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University FUBiS
invites registrations for summer 2012

  The FUBiS summer program 2012 takes place in two terms that may be taken separately:FUBiS FUBiS offers subject courses and German language courses.

The subject courses are mostly taught in English and may be combined with a semi-intensive German language course.

The German language courses are offered on up to five different proficiency levels and take place as semi-intensive (3 days per week) or intensive (5 days per week) classes.
Through participating in the program students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institution.

In addition to the study visits within Berlin which are an integral part of all courses, FUBiS offers day and weekend field trips (examples: Berlin Wall Tour, Dresden, Hamburg, Weimar, Lutherstadt Wittenberg).
FUBiS2
Information: www.fubis.org
Contact: fubis@fubis.org

PhD in Germany

  PhDinGermanyThinking about doing a PhD? Why not in Germany? And we have the tools to help you navigate the entire process!

PhDGermany publishes PhD position offers in Germany that specifically target international applicants. Therefore in most cases the working language is English.

PhDGermany helps you find the right PhD position offer or supervisor for your doctoral thesis and assists you with the online application process.

The Research in Germany website offers a wealth of additional information on how to pursue a PhD in Germany.  Want to know the difference between an individual doctorate and structured PhD program? How do you find funding? What kind of requirements are needed to start? Check out PhDGermany and Research in Germany and get your PhD process started today!
 

Connect with DAAD North America Online

  Why not make DAAD a part of your screen time?  Stay informed about scholarship deadlines, alumni events, news in international higher education, contests and even the German music scene!

Find us here:
Facebookfacebook.com/DAADNorthAmerica

Twitter@DAADnewyork


Not already on the weekly DAAD North America mailing list?  You can join by text message just text GERMANY to 22828 to get started.

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sponsored by the German Excellence Initiative

Doctoral Program in Economics
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admission with bachelor’s or master’s degree

The BGSE offers a structured doctoral program that combines demanding course work with early individual research in a supportive and intellectually demanding environment. Highly qualified students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics or related fields (incl. mathematics) are invited to apply for admission.

BGSEAll BGSE activities are conducted in English. A number of grants are available. All students are provided with adequate office space. Our student body benefits from an excellent faculty and numerous collaborative research activities.

For details on the doctoral program, application process, and scholarships visit the homepage of the BGSE

www.bgse.uni-bonn.de.

Applications are only considered if they are complete and received by April 30, 2012. Courses start in October 2012

Lessons From Abroad California

  Save the date for two upcoming events of interest to students who have recently returned from a n experience abroad:

 "Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference"

DAAD will be at the San Francisco conference to present on opportunities for study, research and internships in Germany and answer any questions you may have!
  More information
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Editor
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
Leslie Harlson, Director
c/o Goethe Institut
530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94114
Publisher
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DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Fall 2011

In This Issue:
DAAD Fall Webinar Series - Starts Tomorrow!
Win Tickets for a Madsen Studio Concert in San Francisco
Upcoming DAAD Scholarship Deadlines
Reminder: Host a German Bachelors Student with RISE Worldwide
Introducing the 2011-2012 DAAD Young Ambassadors
Connect with DAAD North America Online
 

Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco!

Here at DAAD, Fall means application season, and we hope that many of you will apply for one of our grants for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Note some of the approaching deadlines below.  If you'd like more information about our array of grants, and their applications, see below for details on how to join us for an online, informational webinar in October or November.  

In the last newsletter, we announced the Goethe-Institut sponsored US tour of the German indie rock band Madsen.  I hope those of you in San Francisco will email me for a chance to join the intimate, live studio concert on November 11th. If you're not in the area, you can view the concert (and us!) via live web stream.

Finally, for those study abroad professionals attending the CIEE annual meeting in New Orleans next month, do be in touch so we can meet during the conference!

With warm greetings,

Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

DAAD Fall Webinar Series - Starts Tomorrow!


DAAD offers live, online informational webinar sessions for students, faculty and university administrators. Some webinars cover a certain type of grant (grants for graduate students, for undergraduates, etc) and others a certain theme, such as grants for internships. Check out the offerings below and sign up to take part in these FREE information sessions from the comfort of your desk, kitchen table, or couch!

"DAAD Grants for Graduate Students"     
October 19, 2011
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Register here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/587723546

"DAAD Funding Programs for Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Faculty"
October 26, 2011
12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/457381114

"DAAD and Cultural Vistas Present: Internships in Germany"
November 2, 2011
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Register here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/871571314

"DAAD Funding for Undergraduate Students"
November 9, 2011
12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/724148458

Win Tickets for  a Madsen Studio Concert in San Francisco

  Madsen Tours the US Madsen, one of Germany´s most popular indie rock bands, kicked off its US Tour last week in Boston, and performed today in the Washington DC area.  Check out the video from the Boston concert and see for yourself why they were nominated for Germany’s biggest radio award as Best Live Act 2010.

Attention all Bay Area fans!  DAAD San Francisco has 10 tickets to Madsen's live studio concert on Friday, November 11 at 8pm.   If you're interested, send Leslie an email at daadsf@daad.org by Oct. 25th to be entered in a drawing for a pair of tickets.

Not in the Bay Area?  You can register to watch a live-stream of their studio concert at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/madsen---live-stream-11-11-11. This tour is sponsored by the Goethe Institut, and visit their Step into German website for more info on Madsen, including songs and lyrics.

Remaining MADSEN tour locations...

New York 10/21  ::  PIttsburgh 10/25  ::  Athens 10/27  ::  Dallas 11/1  ::  Tucson 11/4  ::  Long Beach 11/8  ::  San Francisco 11/10  ::  Eugene 11/14 ::  Colorado Springs 11/   ::  Denver 11/18

Upcoming DAAD Scholarship Deadlines

  A number of the most popular DAAD grants for North American students have upcoming deadlines - don't miss 'em!  And remember, unless you are at a DAAD partner university, all materials should be submitted to the DAAD New York office.

November 1 Deadlines

November 15 Deadlines
NOTE: DAAD partner universities have earlier, on-campus deadlines

Visit our online program index for more information!

Reminder: Host a German Bachelors Student with RISE Worldwide

  Researchers in science and engineering in the US and Canada among other countries are invited to host German RISE interns coming to North America during summer 2012. DAAD will support these short-term summer internships by awarding scholarships to successful applicants to help cover part of the living and travel costs.

Why host a German intern? Participating researchers receive invaluable assistance with their own work. They profit both professionally and personally from contact with the RISE worldwide interns by getting a chance to deepen their knowledge of the culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany.

Project proposals within the RISE worldwide program for summer 2012 may be submitted from October 10 to November 27, 2011 on www.daad.de/rise-programs.

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Introducing the 2011-2012 DAAD Young Ambassadors

  West Coast DAAD Young AmbassadorsDAAD Young Ambassadors are North American undergrads who have recently studied in Germany and have received training from DAAD to inform their fellow students about the various study, research and internship programs Germany has to offer, as well as a wide array of scholarship opportunities. They're also happy to share their first-hand experience through advice and tips.

Students and representatives from universities and other organizations are welcome to call on the Young Ambassadors for support at study abroad fairs, information sessions and other events related to higher education in Germany.

We have 43 ambassadors this year, eight of them in the western half of the U.S. Meet this year's DAAD Young Ambassadors and find out how to contact them via email at the Young Ambassador webpage.

DAAD Young Ambassadors in the western half of the U.S.
  • Katherine Lawrence, Pomona College (Universitaet Erlangen-Nürnberg & DAAD RISE Program)
  • Gordon Cline, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (DAAD-UAS7 Study & Internship Program, Fachhochschule München)
  • Jashen Edwards, University of California, Berkeley (Universitaet Potsdam)
  • Zelda Kersteen, San Diego State University (Universität Bayreuth, Universität Ulm, DAAD RISE - Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Hunter Banister, Trinity University, Texas (CBYX for Young Professionals (PPP) - Koeln & Bremen)
  • Kevin Jung, University of Arizona (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
  • Kyle Olson, University of Oklahoma (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Jordan Pease, Colorado School of the Mines (Universität Stuttgart, Munich University of Applied Sciences)

Connect with DAAD North America Online

  Why not make DAAD a part of your screen time?  Stay informed about scholarship deadlines, alumni events, news in international higher education, contests and even the German music scene!

Find us here:
Facebookfacebook.com/DAADNorthAmerica

Twitter@DAADnewyork

LinkedInDAAD North America
  More information
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Editor
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
Leslie Harlson, Director
c/o Goethe Institut
530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94114
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Happy Holidays 2011
Season's Greetings from DAAD New York
Season's Greetings
and a Happy New Year!

DAAD North America would like to thank all of our friends and alumni for their continuing support for and interest in higher education exchange between North America and Germany.

We would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and a joyful, happy and healthy 2012.


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DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Back to School 2011

In This Issue:
DAAD Science Tour 2011 - Health Research in Germany
The U.S. is Mad for Madsen - German Indie Rock Band Tour!
(Re) Discovering Germany Workshops - 16 and 22 September
Host a German Bachelors Student with RISE Worldwide
DAAD on the Road
Connect with DAAD North America Online
 

Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco,

With Labor Day here and gone, we are now in "Back to School" mode....DAAD wishes everyone a great start to the new academic year!

I was lucky to be in Bonn and Heidelberg this July for our RISE Professional and RISE scholarship winner meetings.  It was a joy to meet the 350+ grantees from the US, Canada and UK who spent the summer interning in university labs and German industry and hear first-hand about their experiences.  Here's a write-up on the RISE meeting in Heidelberg in the recent edition of DAAD-Magazin.

This newsletter includes a few deadlines for upcoming programs and also highlights a US tour of the German indie band Madsen.  See if they'll be playing in your area so you can also rock out to hits like "Mein Herz Bleibt Hier!"

Aus dem sonnigen San Francisco grüßt,

Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

DAAD Science Tour 2011 - Health Research in Germany


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites scientists and administrators from medical schools, universities and research institutions to participate in an educational tour on medical research and graduate education in Germany. The dates are December 4th - December 10th, 2011.

The tour will provide an overview of cutting-edge research at German universities, hospitals, research institutions and companies, as well as of graduate education in medicine and related disciplines. Comprehensive information on funding opportunities for cooperation in education and research will also be provided.

Researchers and administrators attempting to initiate close cooperation with German colleagues, either in their specific research area or at an institutional level, are strongly encouraged to apply.

DAAD is responsible for the organization and implementation of the tour. We will be at your disposal during your stay and for follow-up. All program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, travel, most meals) will be borne by DAAD. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.Research in Germany

Deadline for applications is October 9th, 2011.

For additional information on the program, please visit our website at: www.daad.org/page/sciencetour/

The U.S. is Mad for Madsen - German Indie Rock Band Tour

  Madsen Tours the USThis coming fall, Madsen, one of Germany´s most popular indie rock bands, will tour the United States. The four-piece band has had a number of Top Ten hits in the German charts and was nominated for Germany’s biggest radio award as Best Live Act 2010. Students of German from around the United States will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience up close one of Germany’s top music groups.

All concerts are FREE  - just follow the links to the individual pages for information on how to reserve a ticket.  More info on Madsen, including songs and lyrics found on the Goethe Institut's Step into German website!

MADSEN tour locations...
Boston 10/14  ::  Washington, DC 10/18  ::  New York 10/21  ::  PIttsburgh 10/25  ::  Athens 10/27  ::  Dallas 11/1  ::  Tucson 11/4  ::  Long Beach 11/8  ::  San Francisco 11/10 & 11/11 ::  Eugene 11/14 ::  Colorado Springs 11/   ::  Denver 11/18

(Re) Discovering German Workshops - 16 and 22 September

 

Cultural Vistas (formerly AIPT and CDS International) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), are pleased to invite you to (Re) Discovering Germany: an interactive event designed to provide university professionals with an exciting glimpse of opportunities to research, work and study in Germany for students, faculty and alumni.

* TWO DATES AND LOCATIONS THIS FALL*

Washington D.C., Friday, September 16, 2011
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Goethe Institut Washington D.C.
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

San Francisco, Thursday, September 22, 2011
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Goethe Institut San Francisco
530 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Registration is required for these free events at http://rdgfall2011.eventbrite.com/

We look forward to seeing you this fall to (Re)Discover all that Germany has to offer!

Host a German Bachelors Student with RISE Worldwide

  Researchers in science and engineering in the US and Canada among other countries are invited to host German RISE interns coming to North America during summer 2012. DAAD will support these short-term summer internships by awarding scholarships to successful applicants to help cover part of the living and travel costs.

Why host a German intern? Participating researchers receive invaluable assistance with their own work. They profit both professionally and personally from contact with the RISE worldwide interns by getting a chance to deepen their knowledge of the culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany.

Project proposals within the RISE worldwide program for summer 2012 may be submitted from October 10 to November 27, 2011 on www.daad.de/rise-programs.

RISE Worldwide logo

DAAD on the Road

  Back to school means back on the road for DAAD staff, covering a variety of locations from the West Coast to New Orleans!  Be in touch if you'd like to meet with a DAAD representative:

23 September - UC Berkeley Study Abroad Fair
27 September - Sonoma State Univ. Study Abroad Fair
10-13 October - DAAD Information Tour: Los Angeles area
3-5 November - Colloquium on International Engineering Education, Provo, UT
16-19 November - CIEE Annual Conference, New Orleans

Connect with DAAD North America Online

  Why not make DAAD a part of your screen time?  Stay informed about scholarship deadlines, alumni events, news in international higher education, contests and even the German music scene!

Find us here:
Facebookfacebook.com/DAADNorthAmerica

Twitter@DAADnewyork

LinkedInDAAD North America
  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Summer 2011

In This Issue:
Upcoming Deadline: Young and Research Ambassador Programs
Connect with DAAD North America Online
Marketing Conference for German Universities: 7-8 July 2011
DAAD on the Road: Colorado Info Tour
DAAD at the NAFSA Annual Conference
30 June Deadline: Bundestag's International Parliamentary Scholarship
 

Greetings from the DAAD office in San Francisco,

As the end of semester approaches, we are all dreaming about the unofficial start to summer: Memorial Day Weekend!  For many of us in the International Education field, that means it is time for the NAFSA Annual Conference, an annual gathering of 8,000 of our closest friends!  If you'll be in Vancouver this year, don't forget to visit the Germany pavilion in the exhibition hall - - we are Booth #601.

If you aren't already tweeting, liking or networking with us online, please see details below on how to make DAAD a part of your social network.

With best wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer,
Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Upcoming Deadline: Young and Research Ambassador Programs

  Deadline to Nominate a Young Ambassador: June 10
DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or researched in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.

Each of the 20 DAAD Young Ambassadors will be responsible for
  • organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses to promote study in Germany
  • collaborating with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their region to inform fellow students on educational and research opportunities in Germany.DAAD Young Ambassadors
There are short profiles of the Young Ambassadors on the DAAD website, and they are available for email inquiries about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or about life as a student in Germany as general.

Although students may apply directly to DAAD to become a Young Ambassador, special preference will be given to candidates nominated by their university's study abroad office. (Only one student should be nominated per college or university.)

Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at www.daad.org/?p=ambassadors. If you have any additional questions about the program or application process, please contact Brid Schenkl at schenkl@daad.org or (212) 758-3223.


Research Ambassador Deadline: June 6
The Research Ambassadors program consists of a dynamic group of informed and enthusiastic experts and advisers. DAAD Research Ambassadors' primary role is to inform students and researchers in the USA and Canada about Germany as a research destination and to foster collaboration with German colleagues. They are a group of scholars and scientists committed to a wide range of activities to promote research in Germany, from providDAAD Research Ambassadorsing information, mentoring, participating in panel discussions or information fairs, to being available to answer questions via email, hosting information events, etc. Individuals in all disciplines are invited to apply, but must have completed a total of at least 10 months conducting research in Germany at the doctoral level or above.

Priority will be given to DAAD Alumni, but other "Germany Alumni" will be accepted, including German nationals who studied in Germany but are now living in the US or Canada.
For more information, visit www.daad.org/?p=ra-program, or contact Amra Dumisic, dumisic@daad.org.

Connect with DAAD North America Online

  Why not make DAAD a part of your screen time?  Stay informed about scholarship deadlines, alumni events, news in international higher education, contests and even the German music scene!

Find us here:
Facebookfacebook.com/DAADNorthAmerica

Twitter@DAADnewyork

LinkedInDAAD North America

DAAD Marketing Conference for German Universities: 7-8 July 2011

  Representatives of German higher education institutions are invited to the 2011 GATE-Germany Marketing Conference, where they can
  • attend discussions and workshops with international marketing experts
  • benefit from the local marketing knowledge of DAAD representatives from more than 60 branch offices worldwide.
  • network with representatives of German higher education institutions and universities
U.S. universities are encouraged to share this opportunity with their partner universities in Germany.

More information can be found at www.gate-marketingkongress.de/en/index.html

DAAD on the Road: Colorado Info Tour

  DAAD Information Center San Francisco was on the road again in late March, visiting Cheyenne Mountain High School (a PASCH designated school), Colorado College,DAAD in Colorado Colorado State University (Fort Collins), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) and University of Colorado (Boulder). Together with Michael Ott, Consul of Press & Cultural Affairs at the German Consulate in Los Angeles, we gave presentations on study and research in Germany and engaged in lively discussions on international politics.

DAAD Alumni also gathered one evening for informal networking and exchanging stories of their experiences as DAAD grantees. The images to the right give a few impressions of our Colorado trip and you can also click here to read the LA Consulate's report on the trip.

DAAD at the NAFSA Annual Conference

  Attention all international education professionals!
NAFSA 2011 - Vancouver
Will you be attending the NAFSA  conference in Vancouver, May 29 - June 3?

Visit DAAD colleagues in the exhibition hall at booth 601:

DAAD Bonn: Gabriele Althoff, Anette Pieper de Avila,
Ulrich Grothus, Johanna Hellwig, Nina Lemmens

DAAD New York: Sebastian Fohrbeck, Uta Gaedeke, Peter Kerrigan
DAAD San Francisco: Leslie Harlson

DAAD Sessions @ NAFSA

Wednesday, June 1, 12:45pm – 2.15pm
Poster Session: “Utilizing Student Ambassadors for Effective Reentry and Marketing Initiatives” (Leslie Harlson) Poster Session: “The Impact of International Internships: Best Practices for Internationalizing your Campus” (Peter Kerrigan)

Thursday, June 2
9:15am – 10:15am
Session: Higher Education Global Index: Measuring National Policies Affecting Internationalization” (Ulrich Grothus)
10:00am -12:00pm
Poster Session: “Excellence and Integration: Update on German and Austrian Higher Education” (Sebastian Fohrbeck)
3:45pm – 5:00pm
Session: “Academic or Administrator? The Professional Profile of International Education” (Gabriele Althoff)

Friday, June 3
9:00am -10:15am
Session: “Bologna and North America: Impact on International Mobility”
(Sebastian Fohrbeck)
9:00am – 10:30am
Poster Session: “Utilizing Social Media:Tools for Each Stage of the Study Abroad Experience”
(Leslie Harlson)
10:30am – 11:45am
Session: “Research and Policies in Highly Skilled International Mobility”
(Ulrich Grothus)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Session: “Institutional Collaboration Between Developed and Developing Countries”
(Anette Pieper de Avila)

30 June 2011  Deadline: Bundestag's International Parliamentary Scholarship

  The German Bundestag's International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

The program involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.
Requirements:
University degree
Very good knowledge of German
Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship
Scholarship:
450 euros per month
Free accommodation
Insurance and travel expenses

Visit IPS online at: www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/bundestag/international/exchange/ips/index.html
  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Spring 2011


DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Spring 2011

In This Issue:
Express Your German(y)! - DAAD Photo Contest
Engage with DAAD North America Online
DAAD on the Road: Colorado Info Tour
Germany Receives Top Marks
DAAD Reports from Egypt & Japan
Alumni Reception in Boulder: 31 March


 

Greetings from DAAD's west coast office in San Francisco!

This newsletter includes a wide variety of information, not the least of which is a link to a report (in German) from a DAAD colleague on the ground in Japan in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

I’ll be travelling to Colorado at the end of the month and encourage you to be in touch if you’d like to connect. Also, do take note of our just-announced photo contest - - take part, and you (or your students) could win a trip to Germany!

With best wishes from the city by the Bay,
Leslie


Leslie Harlson
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Express Your German(y)! - DAAD Photo Contest

 



Travel brochures, tourist guides and the internet are popular sources for images that portray a place on the map called Germany. While these can be aesthetically pleasing and intriguing in their own right, we are much more interested in the Germany that is located in the landscape of your intellect and emotions.

To that end we ask you to identify your favorite German word and capture the thoughts, feelings and atmosphere it evokes in a photograph that you take with the purpose in mind of expressing your personal Germany.

The deadline for submissions is May 9, 2011.

For information on how to participate, please visit: www.daad.org/page/photocontest/

Engage with DAAD North America Online

  Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Make DAAD North America a part of your online social network and stay informed about scholarship deadlines, alumni events, news in international higher education, contests and even the German music scene!

Find us here:
facebook.com/DAADNorthAmerica

@DAADnewyork

DAAD on the Road: Colorado Info Tour

  DAAD Information Center San Francisco was on the road the first week of March, visiting Western Washington University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University and University of Washington. Together with Michael Ahrens, Consul of Press & Cultural Affairs at the German Consulate in San Franicsco, and Arndt Peltner of Radio Goethe, we gave presentations on study and research in Germany, sports in Germany and the modern German music scene. Evening events included an alumni event and dance parties DJed by Arndt Peltner - see pictures to the right.

Information Center San Francisco will be on the road again the end of this month, in Colorado, traveling with Michael Ott, the Consul for Cultural Affairs from the German Consulate in Los Angeles. Get in touch with Leslie at harlson@daad.org if you would like to meet during one of the following campus visits:
  • Tuesday, 29 March- Colorado College, Colorado Springs
  • Wednesday, 30 March- Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Thursday, 31 March- University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Friday, 1 April- University of Colorado at Boulder

Germany Receives Top Marks

 

Germany was ranked the most supportive country for foreign students according to a survey from the British Council. The survey which placed Germany in the top spot is called the Global Gauge. Trailing behind Germany came the United Kingdom and China, occupying third and forth place respectively, with the United States taking sixth place.

Among the aspects of German higher education to set it apart from other countries is the increasing availability in German of courses taught entirely in English, a quality that enables students to complete their degrees without any knowledge of German. Another critical factor that was cited as an explanation for Germany's top ranking internationalization in higher education is that overseas students in Germany do not pay higher fees than German students. This is not the case in other countries, and it often leads to what is perceived as, "internationalism for those who can afford it," as an article from BBC News Business reports. The article also highlighted Germany's promotion of a "deliberate policy of internationalization," with German students being among the most mobile in the world. There are more students from Germany studying overseas than any other European country, and the country's aim is to have half of its students to spend at least a semester studying abroad.

The internationalization of higher education in Germany, as it was pointed out in the BBC article, also extends to the appeal of learning in a language other than one's mother tongue for German students. To many students in Germany, attending a university that offers many courses taught in English is seen as useful for jobs in globalized business as well as a point of prestige.

For further reading on this topic, please go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12610268 or read the DAAD press release.

DAAD Reports from Egypt & Japan

  With a worldwide network of 14 regional offices and 50 information centers, DAAD representatives personally experience what the rest of us can only read about in the news. Follow the links below for a first-hand account of the catastrophic earthquake in Japan and the atmosphere at the University of Cairo. (in German only)
  • Holger Finken, Director of the DAAD regional office in Tokyo reports from Japan.
  • DAAD lecturer Ralph Bodenstein reports from Egypt on the first days of the semester at the University of Cairo.

Alumni Reception in Boulder: 31 March

  Attention Colorado alumni!

Join Michael Ott, Consul of Cultural Affairs at the German Consulate in Los Angeles, Leslie Harlson, Director of the DAAD Information Center San Francisco, and your fellow DAAD alumni for a relaxed reception at the Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern. You’re sure to find good beer and great conversation...and the first round of drinks and appetizers is on DAAD!

Guests are welcome, too, but please let Leslie know when you RSVP if you plan to bring somebody.

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Winter 2011
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Winter 2011

In This Issue:
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines - January 31
Next DAAD Webinar - January 13
DAAD on the Road: Higher Ed Conferences and a Washington State Info Tour
DAAD Young Ambassadors


 

Happy New Year from DAAD's west coast office in San Francisco!

I hope the holidays brought friends, family and good food and not massive airport delays! Perhaps you rang in the new year with Germany's classic short film "Dinner for One" or simply with a glass of Sekt!? In any case, best wishes from the DAAD Information Center San Francisco for a healthy and productive 2011.

Below you'll find details on upcoming DAAD deadlines, travel and other news. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With best wishes,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines - January 31

 

Attention all interested applicants!

The following scholarships are all due on January 31:
  • Undergraduate Scholarship - funding for students to spend 1 or 2 semesters studying, researching or interning in Germany
  • RISE and RISE Professional (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) - summer program for US and Canadian science and engineering students
  • internXchange - summer program in Berlin for American communications/journalism students


The Undergraduate and internXchange applications must be sent to the New York office with a January 31 postmark (or earlier)! RISE and RISE Pro applications must be submitted entirely online.

Call the San Francisco Information Center (415.986.2021) or New York Office (212.758.3223) with any questions.

Next DAAD Webinar - January 13

  Join DAAD staff for a specialized webinar covering three scholarship programs - - all with deadlines on January 31: RISE and RISE Pro, Undergraduate Scholarship and internXchange.

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

Webinar: Scholarships for Undergraduates: RISE, Undergraduate Scholarship and internXchange Videos and presentations from past webinars can be found online at: http://daad.org/?p=webinars

Advertisement:Join the ESPACE Master’s Program and become a Satellite Application Engineer!

  The Master of Science Program ESPACE (Earth oriented space science and technology) for satellite application engineering at the Technische Universität München (TUM), one of Germany’s top three and elite universities, will be accepting applications for its two year international Master’s program for the program starting in Winter Semester 2011-12 (lectures begin in October 2011).

Students in the program gain fundamental knowledge in space engineering and specialize in satellite applications related to navigation, remote sensing and geoscience. This combination of disciplines distinguishes ESPACE from other Master’s programs in related fields.

ESPACE benefits from and utilizes its location in Munich with the city’s unique concentration of expertise related to space science and technology. The ESPACE Master’s program is coordinated at the TUM with excellent teaching staff from
  • 3 universities (the TUM and Ludwig-Maximilian University, both in Germany’s top three ranked universities, and the University of the Federal Armed Forces)
  • Research institutions (such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI)
  • Space industry (such as EADS, Kayser-Threde, and ESA —companies leading in European space industry)
The program is conducted entirely in English and offers the chance to study alongside students from around the world while living in the heart of Europe. Semester fees are approximately 500 euros per semester, making the TUM a more affordable choice for top notch higher education.

Application deadline for the Winter Semester 2011-12 is March 15th for non-EU citizens and May 31st for EU citizens. The application is to be done online via the TUMOnline web portal and can be accessed starting February 1, 2011.

Please feel free to visit our website and learn more at www.espace-tum.de or contact us at info@espace-tum.de.

DAAD on the Road: Higher Ed Conferences and a Washington State Info Tour

  DAAD representatives are constantly on the move, traveling around the country for conferences, information sessions and campus visits. Upcoming west coast activity:
  • Peter Kerrigan, Deputy Director of DAAD New York, will be in San Francisco January 26-29 to present at the annual conference of the Association of American Colleges & Universities
  • Sebastian Fohrbeck, Director of DAAD New York, will be in San Francisco February 20-22 to present at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) annual conference
  • Leslie Harlson, DAAD Information Center San Francisco, will be visiting universities in Bellingham, Seattle and Tacoma the week of February 28, 2011.
  • Peter Kerrigan, Deputy Director of DAAD New York, will be in Seattle March 13-16 to present at the annual AACRAO conference
To request a meeting with a DAAD representative at a conference or during the information tour, send Leslie an email at harlson@daad.org.

DAAD Young Ambassadors

  DAAD Young Ambassadors are North American undergrads who have recently studied in Germany and have received training from DAAD to inform their fellow students about the various study, research and internship programs Germany has to offer, as well as a wide array of scholarship opportunities. They're also happy to share their first-hand experience through advice and tips. There are 35 Young Ambassadors in this, the program's sixth year, 11 of which are in the western region of the US.

Students and representatives from universities and other organizations are welcome to call on the Young Ambassadors for support at study abroad fairs, information sessions and other events related to higher education in Germany.

Meet this year's DAAD Young Ambassadors and find out how to contact them via email at the Young Ambassador webpage.
  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Fall 2010
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Fall 2010

In This Issue:
Study Scholarship and Research Grant Deadlines - November 15
Germany Alumni Mixer - San Diego - Tuesday, November 16
PhDGermany: A New DAAD Database for Study and Research in Germany
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) 2011
Next DAAD Webinar - November 30


 

Greetings from DAAD’s West Coast office in San Francisco!

With the autumn edition of the DAAD West Coast newsletter, I want to draw special attention to our November 15 deadline for our Study Scholarship and Research Grant. Also, for those of you in the San Diego area, do join us for our Germany Alumni Mixer on Tuesday, November 16, co-hosted by the German Consulate General Los Angeles. Details on this, and more, are found below!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With best wishes,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Study Scholarship and Research Grant Deadlines - November 15

 

Attention all interested applicants!

All applications for DAAD North America's Study Scholarship and Research Grant need to be sent to the New York office with a November 15 postmark (or earlier)! Call the San Francisco Information Center (415.986.2021) or New York Office (212.758.3223) if you have any last-minute questions.

Germany Alumni Mixer - San Diego - Tuesday, November 16

  Together with the German Consulate General Los Angeles we cordially invite you to a Germany Alumni Mixer in San Diego.

Join a dynamic group of Germany alumni on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm for drinks, appetizers and networking.

RSVP today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SanDiegoGermanyMixer

The Fish Market
In the Banquet Room
750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

PhDGermany: A New DAAD Database for Study and Research in Germany

 

Interested in doing your PhD in Germany?

DAAD is pleased to announce the launch of PhDGermany, a free, English-language database of opportunities for Ph.D. candidates and researchers at German universities and institutions of higher education. PhDGermany offers direct access to PhD position offers in Germany. The positions are mostly geared toward international applicants. Therefore in most cases the working language is English. Fluent knowledge of German is only required for certain special positions. The database is designed to help you find the right PhD position offer or supervisor for your doctoral thesis and assists you with the online application process.



For further information on PhdGermany and to access this robust search engine, please visit the PhDGermanyPlatform online!.

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) 2011

  DAAD will once again offer three internship programs for summer 2011: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and RISE worldwide. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines.

RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects at top research institutions and universities in Germany.

RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD students, and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills.

Online registration and the internship database for RISE and RISE professional open on December 6th. The application deadline for both programs is January 31, 2011.

Additionally, after two successful years of RISE in North America, the program is returning in an extended version in 2011: RISE worldwide. German students in the early stages of their studies are matched with researchers worldwide who wish to engage in a meaningful cooperation with a young German scholar. These German interns receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.

Research groups interested in hosting a German research assistant for summer 2011 are invited to submit project proposals at: http://www.daad.de/rise-weltweit. Proposals must be submitted by November 26, 2010.

Next DAAD Webinar - November 30

  What exactly is DAAD, and how can undergraduate students make the most of our scholarships and services? Join DAAD staff for a specialized webinar on funding opportunities for undergraduates to study, research and/or intern in Germany!

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




Videos and presentations from past webinars can be found online at: http://daad.org/?p=webinars

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Summer 2010
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Summer 2010

In This Issue:
Win a Free Trip to Germany! — Deadline April 30
Germany's Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism: A Discussion and Reception
DAAD at NAFSA in Kansas City
 

Hello from DAAD’s West Coast office in San Francisco!

The academic year is winding down, so this newsletter is a little shorter than usual. I encourage all eligible students to take our How Green is Germany Quiz (see below) before Friday for your chance to win a free trip to Germany! As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With best regards,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Win a Free Trip To Germany: Take our Green Quiz By April 30

 

DAAD is delighted to invite matriculated students and scholars to test their environmental knowledge as part of our 2010 quiz entitled "How Green is Germany?"

Germany is certainly one of the greenest countries in the world. As a leader in environmental technology and progressive programs addressing recycling, Germany promotes a level of environmental awareness rivaled by few other nations. We would like to test matriculated students' and scholars' knowledge of how green Germany is and get them thinking about how to incorporate a “green” German experience into their future.

The grand prize is one round-trip airfare from the US (and its territories) or Canada to Germany. Second prize is a bicycle, and third prize is a subscription to National Geographic Magazine. All winners will be randomly chosen from a pool of submissions with the most correct answers to the quiz.

Entries must be received by Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12pm EDT. Winners will be announced in early May. We invite you to share this unique opportunity with your students, departments, colleagues and friends.

Application instructions and a list of the rules and requirements for the competition can be found at: http://www.daad.org/?p=greenquiz. Please direct questions to us via email at quiz@daad.org

Germany's Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism: A Discussion and Reception

 

Attention all Bay Area folks!

The San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, DAAD and Goethe-Institut San Francisco cordially invite you to a:

Discussion and Reception with

Steven Hill
, Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation and Author of Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age
“Germany’s Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism”
Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
at Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco

There will be no charge for this event.

RSVP (acceptances only) by May 7th, to Ellie Falk at efalk@acgusa.org or by calling (212) 826-3636.

DAAD at NAFSA in Kansas City

 

Once again, DAAD will have a strong presence at the NAFSA Annual Conference! We're looking forward to connecting with old friends - and making new ones - this year in Kansas City, May 31 - June 4!

If you'll be attending the conference, please do stop by the DAAD booth, #1238.

If you'd like to make an appointment with a DAAD representative, feel free to email me at daadsf@daad.org to set up a time.

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Spring 2010
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Spring 2010

In This Issue:
(Re)Discovering Germany event in Denver
DAAD alumni news
Win a Free Trip to Germany! — How Green is Germany?: A Quiz
Upcoming events from the German community in San Francisco
 

Greetings from DAAD’s West Coast office in San Francisco!

I hope spring is treating you well! See below for some upcoming events. Please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With best regards,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

(Re)Discovering Germany event in Denver

  Please join DAAD, CDS International and Germany alumni in Denver for an interactive event designed to provide study abroad and fellowship advisers—as well as career services administrators, interested faculty members and deans, and students—with an exciting glimpse of opportunities to work, research and study in Germany.

DENVER- April 9, 2010, 9:30am–1pm
International House
University of Denver
2200 South Josephine Street
Denver, Colorado 80208

(Re)Discovering Germany workshops are free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9FY5S7N for more details and to register.

Additional workshops in PHILADELPHIA- April 16, 2010 and NEW ORLEANS - April 21, 2010

DAAD alumni news

 

In March, DAAD alumni gathered in Seattle for drinks and German food at Feierabend pub and for an engaging presentation, Hollywood Spricht Deutsch, followed by a reception, at the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles.


Mark your calendars for October 28 - 30 to join former DAAD grant recipients from the U.S. and Canda for a DAAD Alumni Conference in New York city. The working title of the conference is "Facing the Four Elements: Developing a Transatlantic Approach to Sustainability." Keep an eye out for future detailed announcements.

Are you interested in staying touch with other "Germany Alumni" or companies and organizations related to Germany? Now, thanks to a new initiative called AlumniPortal Deutschland (created by DAAD, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut and other leading partners), you can gather virtually with other Germany Alumni between official DAAD events. Be a part of the global online commmunity of individuals who studied or worked in Germany.

You'll need to register to take advantage of every aspect of the site, but the process is quick, free and easy. Once you¹re done, be sure to join the "Germany Alumni USA" group...or create groups of your own! Get registered at: http://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org

Win a Free Trip to Germany! — How Green is Germany?: A Quiz

 

DAAD is delighted to invite matriculated students and scholars to test their environmental knowledge as part of our 2010 quiz entitled "How Green is Germany?"

Germany is certainly one of the greenest countries in the world. As a leader in environmental technology and progressive programs addressing recycling, Germany promotes a level of environmental awareness rivaled by few other nations. We would like to test matriculated students' and scholars' knowledge of how green Germany is and get them thinking about how to incorporate a “green” German experience into their future.

The grand prize is one round-trip airfare from the US (and its territories) or Canada to Germany. Second prize is a bicycle, and third prize is a subscription to National Geographic Magazine. All winners will be randomly chosen from a pool of submissions with the most correct answers to the quiz.

Entries must be received by Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12pm EDT. Winners will be announced in early May. We invite you to share this unique opportunity with your students, departments, colleagues and friends.

Application instructions and a list of the rules and requirements for the competition can be found at: http://www.daad.org/?p=greenquiz. Please direct questions to us via email at quiz@daad.org

Upcoming events from the German community in San Francisco

 

Attention all Bay Area folks! Take note of upcoming events offered by our friends at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco & the American Council on Germany and by a local DAAD alum

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 6:30pm
    Music in Motion: Full Metal Village -Wacken Film
    Goethe-Institut Auditorium
    530 Bush Street
    San Francisco
    Motion picture and music belong together. This short film series is a collection of movies that deal with music as an expression of the experience of life. At the same time it is a journey through recent German music history.
    For details and more events, visit the Goethe-Instiutut online.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    "Looking Beyond Greece: Germany, the Euro and European Monetary Policy"
    Discussion and Reception with Hendrik Ankenbrand, Business Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    50 Fremont Street
    San Francisco
    RSVP at 212.826.3636 or efalk@acgusa.org

  • Saturday, April 24, 7:30 pm
    "The Bright Maiden, the Linden Tree, and the Vagabond"
    Music of Medieval Germany
    St. Alban's Church, 1501 Washington Ave.
    Albany, CA
    Visit www.canconier.com for more details.
    Featuring DAAD alum Annette Bauer.
  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website (www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Winter 2010
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
February 2010

In This Issue:
DAAD on the Road
DAAD Alumni gather in San Francisco, Utah and online
Calling All Film Buffs! Special Event in Los Angeles: Hollywood Speaks German
IIE West Coast Presents: Young Leaders Dialogue with America
 

Greetings from DAAD’s West Coast office in San Francisco!

Many of you may have seen Google’s Super Bowl commercial by now and I have to admit this study abroad themed ad left me smiling. Each DAAD grantee returns with her or his own exciting story to tell, and I am reminded what a delight it is to be part of the international education community!



See below for some upcoming events and my tentative spring travel schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With best regards,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor
San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

DAAD on the Road

  As the DAAD’s West Coast Information Officer, I’ll be on the road this spring. Below you’ll find my projected travel schedule.. Please feel free to contact me to set up appointments when I'm in your area, or if you’d like to request DAAD’s presence at an event on your campus.
  • 1-3 March – Washington State: Western Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University
  • 8 - 12 March – Los Angeles area: Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount, Chapman University, additional visits pending
  • 17 April – UC Berkeley: Spring Fair, together with the Goethe-Institut and German Consulate
  • April: Information trip to southern Texas, locations to be announced

DAAD Alumni gather in San Francisco, Utah and online

 

Over 300 alumni and friends of the Goethe-Instiutut and DAAD gathered in San Francisco in December for a holiday party filled with Wurst, Gluehwein, Christmas songs and fun!

In January, alumni gathered in Salt Lake City for Utah's first-ever DAAD alumni reception, sharing stories and memories of their time in Germany over beer and appetizers.

Are you interested in staying touch with other "Germany Alumni" or companies and organizations related to Germany? Now, thanks to a new initiative called AlumniPortal Deutschland (created by DAAD, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut and other leading partners), you can gather virtually with other Germany Alumni between official DAAD events. Be a part of the global online commmunity of individuals who studied or worked in Germany.

You'll need to register to take advantage of every aspect of the site, but the process is quick, free and easy. Once you¹re done, be sure to join the "Germany Alumni USA" group, the groups for the Bay Area or for Utah...or create groups of your own!

So go ahead, get registered at: http://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org

Calling All Film Buffs! Special Event in Los Angeles: Hollywood Speaks German

  I am delighted to invite you to join DAAD alumni and friends, together with the Goethe-Instiutut Los Angeles, on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm for a presentation by Stefan Droessler, Director of Filmmuseum Munich.

By 1929, new technologies made ’talkies’ possible, but dubbing films into another language proved to be a still insurmountable technological challenge. To make films available to a wider audience, the only feasible option was to reshoot different language versions.

From 1930 through 1932, all major Hollywood studios shot films in German. Famous German actors such as Heinrich George, Paul Morgan, and Camilla Horn came to shoot on location in Hollywood. A number of famous American actors, such as Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Buster Keaton were required to learn German phonetics. Stefan Droessler will describe the situation in the different studios and show excerpts

DAAD Alumni and other friends will gather afterwards for wine, snacks and networking. I do hope you can join me for what will be a dynamic presentation and an excellent opportunity to get to know the DAAD community in the Los Angeles area!

Wednesday, March 10, 7:00 pm
Goethe-Instiutut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Please RSVP to Leslie at daadsf@daad.org by Monday, March 8

IIE West Coast Presents: Young Leaders Dialogue with America

 

Join our friends and neighbors at the IIE West Coast for an open discussion with 16 Young Leaders from Europe who are committed to promoting diversity and tolerance in their respective countries as they confront issues such as gender equality, LGBT rights and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities.

What can they learn from us and what can we learn from them?

IIE West Coast Center visitors from: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Hilton Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by February 15th to: Julie Guy iiesfmembership@iie.org tel: 415.362.6520 x200 The event is free of charge for IIE WCC and IIE North Bay Chapter members, supporters and friends.

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website (www.daad.org/?p=daadsf. For questions, feel free to contact daadsf@daad.org.
October 2009
DAAD San Francisco Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
October-November 2009

In This Issue:
Informational Webinars for October and November
Reception and Discussion With DAAD Visiting Professor
DAAD on the Road
 

Greetings from San Francisco!

Fall has arrived and that means it is time to send out the October-November edition of the DAAD West Coast newsletter. Our inaugural informational webinars were a great success and we hope you can attend one of our upcoming online sessions. Also, there's a reception next Monday in San Diego so I do hope you'll join us there if you're in the area. Finally, I'll be traveling to New Mexico later this month. I hope our paths will cross soon.

Always feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested! Please do not hesitate to contact me at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With warm regards,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut 530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Informational Webinars for October and November

 

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.

All DAAD webinars are interactive with plenty of time set aside for Q&A.
Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now for:

DAAD Application Walk-Through
Addressing common questions about the application process, from the study proposal to letters of invitation and everything in between.
Thursday, October 22
2:00–3:00 pm EST
Register at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/212231435

DAAD Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Faculty
Covering funding for summer, semester, year-long and short-term study, research and internships in Germany. All academic disciplines are eligible.
Thursday, October 29
3:00–4:30 pm EST
Register at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/770312523

Study or Intern in Germany: Summer 2010
Presenting summer schools, internships and DAAD grants for North American juniors, seniors and graduate students who would like to spend summer 2010 in Germany.
Tuesday, November 3
2:00–3:30 pm EST
Register at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/744221363

Internship Opportunities in Germany
Co-presented by DAAD and CDS International
Covering a wide range of internship opportunities in Germany, from a summer research internship in science or engineering to a nine month professional development program.
Monday, November 16
2:00–3:30 pm EST
Register at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/969401459

Funding Opportunities for Study and Research in Germany
Overview of DAAD grants and funded internship programs for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. Funding is available for summer, semester, year-long and short-term study, research and internships in Germany.
Tuesday, December 1
2:00–3:30 pm EST
Register at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/481372787

Reception and Discussion With DAAD Visiting Professor

 

Join the DAAD at UC San Diego's International Center on Monday, October 19th at 6:30 pm for a reception and discussion with DAAD Visiting Professor Armin Owzar.

DAAD Alumni and other friends will gather for wine, snacks and discussion with Dr. Owzar on "The Impact of the Past on Contemporary German Mentalities"

Monday, October 19, 2009, 6:30 pm
University of California, San Diego
International Center
9500 Gilman Drive, 0018
La Jolla, CA 92093

Please RSVP to Leslie at daadsf@daad.org by Saturday, October 17

DAAD on the Road

 

As the DAAD’s West Coast Information Officer, I’ll be on the move this fall. Below you’ll find my travel schedule to date as well as study abroad fairs that will be attended by DAAD Young Ambassadors (denoted by an *). Please feel free to contact me to set up appointments when DAAD is in your area, or if you’d like to request DAAD’s presence at an event on your campus.

15 October – UC Irvine, Study Abroad Fair*
15 October – San Francisco, Idealist.org Graduate Fair
19 October – UC San Diego, Study Abroad Fair
20-21 October – Campus visits in and around San Diego
26-27 October – UT El Paso, New Mexico State and New Mexico Tech campus visits
28-30 October – NAFSA Regional Conference, Albuquerque and UNM campus visit
10 November – University of Arizona, Study Abroad Fair*

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website (www.daad.org/?p=daadsf) frequently! For questions, feel free anytime to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Fall 2009
DAAD New York Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Fall 2009



In This Issue:
DAAD Webinar Series
Wahlparty in San Francisco: Celebrating the German Bundestag Election
DAAD on the Road
Calling all Heidelberg Alumni!
 

A big hello from San Francisco!

Welcome to the latest edition of the DAAD West Coast newsletter. Summer is winding down, and that means we are gearing up here at DAAD for a busy fall season. We’re delighted to be going virtual with a webinar series, holding interactive DAAD information sessions on the Internet. See below for more info and to join us!

Always feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested! Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime at harlson@daad.org if I can be of any assistance.

With warm regards,

Leslie Harlson
Information Officer, West Coast
DAAD Information Center San Francisco
c/o Goethe-Institut 530 Bush Street , 2nd Floor San Francisco , CA 94108
Tel: 415.986.2021
harlson@daad.org :: www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

DAAD Webinar Series

 

What is the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - DAAD), and how can you make the most of our scholarships and services?

Join DAAD staff and alumni to hear more about DAAD grants and funded internship programs for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. Funding is available for summer, semester, year-long and short-term study, research and internships in Germany. All academic disciplines are eligible.

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.

Sign up for this free webinar, log in on the scheduled day and time and submit your questions to the team! Each session will close with a Q&A—we look forward to your participation!

WEBINAR: Funding opportunities for study and research in Germany

Thursday, September 24, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Reserve your webinar seat now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/246442066

and

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Reserve your webinar seat now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/694396483

More topics and dates coming soon. Check the San Francisco Information Center website periodically for updates.

Wahlparty in San Francisco: Celebrating the German Bundestag Election

 

On September 27, 2009 Germany will decide: can Angela Merkel (CDU, Christian Democratic Union) stay in the Chancellor’s office for another four years or will Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD, Social Democratic Party) take over?

Wake up early and bring the whole family to celebrate the election of the German Bundestag while enjoying a German breakfast with original Brezeln and Brötchen. We’ll also host our own mock election with games and surprises—to match the excitement of democracy!

September 27, 2009, 8:30 am
Goethe-Institut
Language Service Center
530 Bush Street
San Francisco

Hosted by: Consulate General of Germany, San Francisco, DAAD and Goethe-Institut San Francisco

DAAD on the Road

 

As the DAAD’s West Coast Information Officer, I’ll be on the move this fall. Below you’ll find my travel schedule to date as well as study abroad fairs that will be attended by DAAD Young Ambassadors (denoted by an *). Please feel free to contact me to set up appointments when DAAD is in your area, or if you’d like to request DAAD’s presence at an event on your campus.

23 September – St. Mary’s College of California, Study Abroad Fair
29 September – Sonoma State University, Study & Work Abroad Fair
1 October – UC Davis, Study & Internship Abroad Fair
2 October – UC Santa Cruz, Study Abroad Fair
6 October – UCLA, Study Abroad Fair*
15 October – UC Irvine, Study Abroad Fair*
15 October – San Francisco, Idealist.org Graduate Fair
19 October – UC San Diego, Study Abroad Fair
20-21 October – Campus visits in and around San Diego
26-27 October – UT El Paso, New Mexico State and New Mexico Tech campus visits
28-30 October – NAFSA Regional Conference, Albuquerque and UNM campus visit
10 November – University of Arizona, Study Abroad Fair*

Calling all Heidelberg Alumni!

 

Heidelberg Alumni US (HAUS) is holding its 2nd Annual National Gathering here in San Francisco September 25–27, 2009. All former students, exchange students, graduates, researchers, professors and other friends of Heidelberg University are invited to join HAUS for this reunion weekend!

Visit HAUS online to register and for more information: www.alumni.uni-heidelberg.de/haus/index.html

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website (www.daad.org/?p=daadsf) frequently! For questions, feel free anytime to contact daadsf@daad.org.
Summer 2009
DAAD New York Newsletter www.daad.org/page/daadsf/ daadsf@daad.org
News from DAAD Info Center San Francisco
Summer 2009


In This Issue:
A New Face at the DAAD Information Center San Francisco
Heidelberg University Association 2nd Annual National Gathering
 

Welcome to the latest edition of the DAAD West Coast quarterly newsletter. Please feel free,

of course, to pass along this email to others who may be interested in subscribing to one or

more of the available DAAD newsletters; one can subscribe directly at the DAAD website

(daad.org/?p=daadnews). If you have any

questions, feel free to contact the DAAD Information Center San Francisco at daadsf@daad.org.

A New Face at the DAAD Information Center San Francisco

 

We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Harlson as the new Information Officer, West Coast.

Leslie holds an M.A. in International Studies and B.A. in International Studies and German and was a Fulbright grantee in 2002. Leslie came to DAAD from the World Affairs Council of Northern California, in San Francisco, where she worked with the Global Philanthropy Forum and on engaging Bay Area high school and college students in international affairs. She is a long-time enthusiast for all things German, starting with a high school exchange program in Bavaria and more recently as a Fremdsprachenassistentin in Teterow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in Hamburg.

Leslie is delighted to join the dynamic DAAD team and looks forward to informing and advising West Coasters on studying and researching in Germany!

To learn more about the IC San Francisco, please visit www.daad.org/?p=daadsf

Heidelberg University Association 2nd Annual National Gathering

 

San Francisco, September 25-27, 2009

The Rektor of Heidelberg University and the President of Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) invite all former students, exchange students, graduates, researchers, professors and other friends of Heidelberg University to participate in the 2nd annual national HAUS gathering in San Francisco on the weekend of September 25-27, 2009.

For more information and a registration form, please download the PDF here

  To stay up-to-date on all upcoming West Coast plans and events, please visit the DAAD Information Center San Francisco website (www.daad.org/?p=daadsf) frequently! For questions, feel free anytime to contact daadsf@daad.org.




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