Summer Academy in Leipzig for U.S.-American Faculty in German May 28 - June 11, 2016

Co-sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the Summer Academy aims to offer professional development in areas relevant to the teaching of German including German language, literature and culture as well as in professional and higher education. The seminar is based at interDaF at Leipzig University’s Herder Institute. The program language will be German. 

The Academy will give an overview of current developments in German secondary and post-secondary education, including information on the German high school system, vocational training, recent German and European higher education reforms such as the Bologna process, and demographic developments and ethnic diversity in contemporary Germany. An additional focus of the program will be on teaching German as a Foreign Language, and participants will become acquainted with latest didactical methods in this field as developed and implemented at interDaF in Leipzig. The Academy will also include class room visits and opportunities to meet colleagues from other academic fields, various experts, students and administrators. An excursion program including a day trip to Berlin will complement the academic sessions. Finally, the program will highlight some of the structures, regional priorities and current developments in this part of Eastern Germany.
Program Dates

May 28 - June 11, 2016
Departure from the USA on May 28 and arrival in Germany on May 29, 2016
Program from May 29 - June 11, 2016
Departure from Germany on June 11 and arrival in the USA on June 11, 2016

Application Deadline: January 25th, 2016
For questions please contact: 

For questions please contact:
German-American Fulbright Commission
American Programs
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin

Tel.: +49 - 30 - 28 44 43 - 773
Fax. +49 - 30 - 28 44 43 - 42
Target Group

U.S.-American Faculty in German, preferably teaching full-time at smaller colleges or institutions that offer
German as a major or a German/German Studies degree, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
younger faculty who have not had a similar experience in Germany during the last 5 years. Applicants must be in
the possession of a valid U.S. passport.

Application Requirements

Your application should include:

  • Application Form 
  • Current CV
  • Letter of Motivation in German (please describe why you are interested in this seminar; max. 1 page)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of U.S. passport (U.S. citizenship is mandatory. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible)

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Application Procedure:

Please send the application documents to