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This is the list of messages related to German at the University of Michigan. You generally receive these messages over the weekend via email, and you will see them posted on Canvas (German Advising Mail at University of Michigan) or on MBox (News and Events for Students of German). If you have any questions, please see the German Department advisors Kalli and Andrew.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

German Conversation Opportunities - "Deutschtische": Monday, June 4, 12-12:45 p.m., MLB 3308, and Wednesday, June 6, 12-12:45 p.m.; Cafe 32, School of Dentistry Building or Courtyard Garden, Michigan League

Spring/Summer "Deutschtische" will take place on Mondays in 3308 MLB, which is the third-floor German Conference Room.

They will take place on Wednesdays at Cafe 32 in the School of Dentistry Building or, in good weather, in the "Courtyard Garden" of the League, across from UHS (one way to get to it would be to go directly through the League from the front doors (facing the Bell Tower) to the back doors).

To be sure of the location on Wednesdays, come to the end of class at 11:50 a.m. in 3310 MLB to walk to lunch with the group!

Job Posting - Sales Commercial Coordinator for Bosch in Novi, MI: Friday, June 8 (Application Deadline)

Job Description:
* Coordinate and execute all commercial processes, support commercial customer activities, creation of documents (invoices, orders, order confirmation, etc.) for samples, series and services and conduct internal ordering (Bosch internal ordering process)
* Coordination of sample and serial deliveries, control of internal delivery processes and coordination of deliveries with the customer including documentation of delivery paperwork
* Responsible for accounting and controlling activities, receivables and payables management, invoice and order tracking. Preparation of monthly financial reporting activities and maintenance of the account tracking list
* Maintenance and compilation of internal reporting, revenue and cost tracking and creation of monthly CPC and control the storage of approved documents (digital and paper)
* Formulate and administrate intranet and internet presence
* Policy deployment, process development, implementation and maintenance of quality processes and support for audits
* Developing and extending professional networks within Bosch

Qualifications:

Required:
* Bachelor’s Degree in the field of business administration, economics or finance
* Up to 1 year experience as a Sales Commercial Coordinator

Preferred:
* Initial experience in customer communication
* Highly self-motivated, results oriented (drives issue resolution)
* Professional and positive attitude, aptitude to work within a cross border support team
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Desire to help establish and improve processes in a new business area
* Experience with using SAP
* Affinity with Office tools, especially Excel
* Written and spoken German language

Website: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BoschGroup/743999670704667-sales-commercial-coordinator

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2019-2020 - "Getting Started With Your Application": Wednesday, June 13, 12-1 p.m., Weiser Hall 447 and Webinar

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.

Those interested in applying for the 2019-20 application year should sign up to receive information from campus advisors and attend a general campus information session.

In 2018/2019, three German majors were awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.

To register for the webinar, please go here:
https://ii.umich.edu/ii/fulbright-program.html

Contact:  iifellowships-fulbright@umich.edu

Job Posting - German Teacher at Norwalk Catholic School in Norwalk, OH: Thursday, June 14 (Application Deadline)

Norwalk Catholic School is looking for a Junior High/High School German Teacher. It is seeking a nearly full-time teacher in German for the 2018-19 school year. Applicants must be able to support the school's mission as a Catholic school. Extensive college level German coursework or evidence of German language fluency is required.
 
Please send cover letter, resume and transcript to:
St. Paul High School and Junior High
Principal Jim Tokarsky
93 E. Main St,
Norwalk, OH 44857

Email: jtokarsky@ncsmail.org

Heinz Prechter Scholarship for Internships in Germany: Friday, June 15 (Application Deadline)

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest has opened the application for the Heinz Prechter Scholarship, which amounts to $2,000.

Each scholarship applicant must submit in writing the following documents:
* Letter of Application: The letter should provide in narrative form a description of the applicant's qualifications including, for example, academic background; employment history; special interests, accomplishments and awards; international travel; and a statement indicating why the applicant wants to work as an intern in Germany.
* Résumé: The résumé should provide, in outline form, a description of the applicant's qualifications including, for example, academic background; employment history; special interests, accomplishments and awards; and international travel.
* Offer-of-Internship Letter: The letter (written in German or English) must be addressed to the applicant by the company in Germany that is sponsoring the internship, and must adequately describe the work assignment (specifying, for example, work tasks, the beginning and ending calendar dates of the assignment, salary etc.). The letter must be written on the company's letterhead and signed by an appropriate company official.
* Letters of Recommendation: The applicant must provide letters of recommendation from at least two faculty members (at the institution in which the applicant is currently enrolled) who teach in the applicant's major or minor fields of study.
* Course Transcripts: The applicant must provide comprehensive course transcripts of all academic semesters completed at institutions of higher education.

Please note:
* Applicants must complete an interview with the scholarship committee. Part of the interview will be conducted in German to assess the applicant's basic conversational skills in the language.  The interview can be conducted on the phone.
* Scholarship recipients must agree to submit to the Chamber (at or near the completion of their assignments) written reports on their internships and (if schedule permits) to give oral presentations on their internships at Chamber meetings. These reports and presentations will give the students the opportunity to describe in detail the activities and outcomes of their internship assignments and will provide the Chamber a basis on which it can evaluate the results of its financial support.

Completed applications (including attachments) must be sent to Janina Luomala, Administrative Director, GACC Michigan Chapter, at the address listed below:

GACC Midwest Michigan Chapter
Janina Luomala
PO Box 1448
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: 248-826-8806
Email: info@gaccmi.org

The committee will make rolling decisions.  I encourage you to apply as soon as possible, once you have received your actual internship offer.

Heidelberg University HAUS Scholarship for Bachelor's or Master's Students: Friday, June 15 (Application Deadline)

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is pleased to invite applications for the 2018/2019 HAUS Scholarships. The stipends are available to qualified students from a United States university planning to study at Universität Heidelberg.

The scholarship award is $5,000 for Master’s program students or $3,000 for Bachelor’s program students for one semester with the option to be extended for a second semester. The program is seeking candidates with a strong academic background who can also fulfill the role of ambassador for HAUS upon their return from their study abroad experience. 

Universität Heidelberg is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Germany (rated #1 in 2017 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities) and one of the top-rated institutions of higher education and research in the world. Universität Heidelberg offers a wide range of study programs, and a strong international orientation: about one-fifth of the university’s over 30,000 students and one-third of its doctoral candidates are foreign nationals.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Undergraduate or Master’s program student with strong academic credentials enrolled at - or graduated from - an institution of higher education in the U.S.
* United States residency
* Acceptance as student at Universität Heidelberg (proof can be submitted at a later time) 

Application Process:
* Send an email to info@heidelberguniversity.org by June 15, 2018 including the following:
--Completed HAUS Scholarship application form
--Essay (500–600 words) answering the following questions: 
   a) Why did you apply to Heidelberg University?
   b) Why are you applying for the HAUS Scholarship?
   c) What is your study proposal and how do you expect it to shape your plans in the future?
   d) How would you propose to fulfill your role as HAUS Ambassador once you return to the U.S.?
--Electronic copy of your latest transcript
--Recommendation letter from one of your professors (must be submitted in writing)
--Your CV
--Proof of U.S. residency (copy of driver’s license, passport, utility bill, etc.) 

Short-listed candidates may be invited to participate in an oral interview. 

HAUS expectations for Scholarship Recipient:
* Successfully complete your academic program at Universität Heidelberg.
* Cooperate with Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI) while in Heidelberg.
* Provide updates every three months on your time at Universität Heidelberg, including good-quality photos of yourself on campus or in town.
* Participate in monthly “Stammtisch” of the Heidelberg HAUS chapter.
* Serve as an ambassador for HAUS and Universität Heidelberg after completing studies in Heidelberg. Please find more information and the application at www.HeidelbergUniversity.org.

Job Posting - Communications Officer for German Center for Research and Innovation in New York: Friday, June 15 (Application Deadline)

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) is seeking a full-time Communications Officer.  The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2018.  The initial contract will be issued for one year with the possibility of renewal.

The Communications Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager of GCRI and will be responsible for a variety of marketing and outreach functions. This includes managing PR, developing and maintaining the website, and creating editorial content.

Requirements:

* Fluent in German and English (native English speaker preferred)
* Several years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing
* Professional experience with social media (including Twitter)
* Outstanding communications skills (oral, written, interpersonal)
* Self-motivated, organized, exceptional time management, and a strong work ethic
* Strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, experience with web content management systems WordPresss and CRM systems preferred
* Interest in science and research institutions in Germany and in the U.S./Canada
U.S. citizens or green card holders (the GCRI cannot sponsor a visa)

Salary range: USD 59K-66K, plus health and retirement benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Officer GCRI” to:  Ms. Solveig Berkman at berkman@daad.org and to Mr. Gerrit Roessler at roessler@germaninnovation.org

About GCRI: Under leadership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), GCRI receives its funding from the German Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office). GCRI New York is one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government's Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.

GCRI's primary goals include:
* Presenting Germany to the North American market as a land of research and innovation
* Enhancing the dialogue between academia and industry
* Creating a forum for the initiation and enhancement of transatlantic research projects
* Providing an information platform for the German research and innovation landscape.

Job Posting - Legal/Immigration Secretary for Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Atlanta, GA: Monday, June 18 (Application Deadline)

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a law firm located in Midtown Atlanta, has an immediate opening for a Legal/Immigration Secretary in its International Department. Candidate must be fluent, speaking as well as writing, in German and English, and be able to translate correspondence as needed. Minimum of five years of legal secretary experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office software required. Immigration and Immigration Tracker software experience is a plus. See below for full description.

Position Summary/Function:

Secretaries generally work a Monday-Friday work week of 7.5 hours a day excluding a one hour lunch break, however, the ability and availability to work overtime as needed is essential to this position. The German Legal Secretary provides secretarial and administrative support to attorneys and paralegals, including:
* Typing documents from dictated tapes or handwritten documents
* Formatting, reviewing and proofreading documents to ensure accuracy and completion
* Drafting routine correspondence and preparing simple documents and forms for review
* Assisting with and/or preparing translation of German-language documents to English or English documents into German
* Screening telephone calls, serving as liaison between attorneys and others inside and outside firm, providing professional and courteous customer service to all
* Opening, stamping, and sorting mail, and noting dates for calendar
* Retrieving files and documents
* Entering attorney time into time system
* Handling administrative matters for attorneys/paralegals/supervisors and ensuring compliance with firm procedures, including preparing conflict checks, receiving reports, initiating follow up, opening files, reviewing and revising client billing prepared by accounting department, answering questions of accounting or other departments
* Copying documents and/or coordinating office assistance with administrative and clerical functions
* Filing all materials and documents promptly, boxing and closing of files as needed
* Maintaining filing system, contact list, and calendar;
* Coordinating attorneys' schedules and making travel arrangements
* Preparing expense reports, and completing other administrative forms
* Scheduling appointments and scheduling/coordinating necessary resources such as conference rooms and court reporters, with vendors, office services and other departments
* Preparing and assembling error-free final documents and ensuring timely delivery of same to all recipients via mail, overnight service, courier, etc.
* Coordinating filing of documents with appropriate government agencies, ensuring that they meet requirements of the agency concerning format, number of copies, covers, etc., and serving on other parties as appropriate, including electronic filing of approved documents with appropriate courts or agencies as directed
* Finding factual information on the Internet as directed
* Performing electronic research as directed
* Providing assistance to others in office whenever requested based on priorities of current work in-hand, promoting teamwork and mutual cooperation among all staff members
* Other duties as requested or assigned

Employment Standards:

Education & Experience:
* High-school degree required
* Secretarial or business training preferred (legal secretarial training helpful)
* Minimum of five years of legal secretary experience required

Technical Skill Requirements:
* Ability to type at least 70 wpm
* Proficient in use of word processing software [MS Word strongly preferred]
* Proficiency in use of other MS Office software such as Excel and PowerPoint helpful
* Knowledge of relevant legal terminology and procedures
* Knowledge of the procedures for establishing and maintaining legal and other records and files
* Shorthand or speed-writing helpful but not required
* Ability to assemble data and complete standard legal forms
* Knowledge of modern office methods and procedures, filing, telephone techniques and office equipment, as well as the English language, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
* Ability to transcribe dictation from recording equipment, or by other means, with accuracy, speed, and neatness of a legal nature

General Knowledge & Abilities:
* Good oral and written communication skills - fluent in German and English
* Strong proofreading skills
* Ability to work well under pressure
* Ability to perform secretarial and clerical duties with speed and accuracy without immediate and constant supervision
* Requires multi-tasking and great organizational skills
* Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
* Must have law firm experience
* Must be willing to take initiative and follow through on instructions
* Must be flexible for overtime
* Must be dependable and reliable

The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined above. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information:
Please send resume and salary requirements to staffjobs@sgrlaw.com.

"The Catcher Was a Spy" (Director: Ben Lewin, 2018): Friday, June 22, TBA, Michigan Theater

In the midst of World War II, major league catcher Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) is drafted to join a new team: the Office of Security Services (the precursor to the CIA). No ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite his celebrity, Berg is an enigma – a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.

Summer Sings - Beethoven's "Mass in C": Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium

All singers are welcome to these popular choral reading sessions that take place three times each summer.

The UMS Choral Union invites you to take part in its 25th season of Summer Sings. Just come as you are to these no-audition, no-performance evenings of memorable music-making.

As many as 250 singers from southeastern Michigan, northern Ohio, and Canada have joined each session in singing through great choral repertoire with some of the nation’s most respected choral conductors and outstanding soloists. UMS rehearses portions of the score during the first half, break for refreshments, and then re-convenes to sing through the entire work.

Note: if you are bringing your own score, we recommend the Kalmus edition. If you do not have a score, one will be provided to you for the evening as part of your registration fee.

Admission to each session costs only $5­—less than a ticket to the movies!—­and UMS will provide the musical scores (if you need to borrow) and refreshments. Auditors are welcome to attend at no charge.

Website: https://ums.org/performance/summer-sings-beethovens-mass-in-c/

Internship Posting - 12-Month Internship in Consulting Services for German American Chamber of Commerce of the South in Atlanta, GA: Tuesday, June 26 (Application Deadline)

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) is a private, non-profit organization, which serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the southeastern United States. Its main mission is to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S.

The GACC South is seeking a highly motivated, full-time intern to gain hands-on experience using her/his business education in real-world applications. As an intern, you will participate in teamwork, direct client communications and day-to-day operations of the office.

Job Description:

You will work closely with current staff and managers of the Consulting Department to support ongoing projects, including federally funded projects in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, power industry and clean technology.

Responsibilities:

Your training opportunities will include but are not limited to:
* Supporting mid-sized German companies with their U.S. market entry
* Working closely with the management of our German business clients
* Conducting industry specific market research, both for ongoing projects and inquiries
* Performing cold-calling associated with business partner searches
* Organizing trade shows & business trips including onsite support for German companies
* Planning, implementation, and post follow-up of delegations, conferences and roundtables, including acquisition of experts, VIPs, participants, and onsite support for German companies
* Contributing directly to the development and expansion of the market position of the Market Entry team
* Assisting and coordinating marketing activities internally and with external vendors
* Other administrative responsibilities relevant to project management and event management

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s (or equivalent) or higher degree in business, economics or related field
* Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
* Understanding of prioritization and efficient allocation of time and resources
* Excellent communication and customer-service skills
* High comfort level interacting with clients
* Ability to work effectively in a team-based and international environment
* Strong analytical and organizational skills
* Detail oriented
* Proficiency with Microsoft applications
* Working knowledge of German language
* HTML, Photoshop, graphic design proficiency is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:
* International experience (studies abroad, travel, etc.)
* Entrepreneurial spirit

How to apply: Please email your application to hr@gaccsouth.com.

Applications will only be considered with cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation (German or English) attached.

Please specify the internship title “Consulting Services Internship Atlanta 2018” in the subject line.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the GACC South is not able to answer each application personally. It reviews all incoming applications, and if it finds your skills meet its particular needs, it will contact you.

Internship Posting - German Bundestag Internship Program 2019: Saturday, June 30 (Application Deadline)

The German Bundestag Internship Program 2019 is accepting applications! This Internship Program provides the opportunity for American graduates to learn first-hand about German politics by working in the office of a member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).

You need to be fluent in German, have a university degree, and must be under 30 years old.

Application Website: http://www.bundestag.de/ips

The Krüger Brothers: Sunday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., The Ark

Blistering string trio music from Switzerland, via North Carolina.

Website: http://theark.org/shows-events/2018/jul/08/kruger-brothers

Research Assistants Sought for Project Studying Contentious Elections in Germany: Wednesday, August 1 (Application Deadline)

One of our former students is now a graduate student in Political Science here at Michigan, and he is seeking a research assistant (Fall/Winter).  Below is his request:

"I am seeking applicants to assist me in completing a project related to disputed parliamentary elections in Germany. This includes assembling a dataset chronicling every election dispute submitted to the Bundestag between 1949 and 2017. These disputes are filed by citizens and describe issues that they encountered during the electoral process, such as voter registration issues, absentee ballot issues, issues at the polling place, problems with the registration of a political party, etc. The issues described by citizens and political parties in the documents produced by the Bundestag provide deep insight into the electoral landscape of Germany since 1949, and how the electoral system and citizens’ grievances with that system have developed over that time period.

In order to turn the documents that describe these disputes into a dataset, I am in the process of labeling each complaint submitted in each electoral period and it is this labeling process with which applicants would be providing assistance. Each dispute is labeled according to the nature of the problem alleged therein, as well as the location of the person making the complaint. This is done by thoroughly reading each complaint and then marking the complaint in the database according to the issues the citizen describes. Due to the jargon-rich, complex source material, applicants’ German level should be in the B2 range or higher. I am offering course credit through POLSCI 383 (1-3 credits). Due to the flexible nature of the weekly schedule of the course, this opportunity is ideal for students with scheduling conflicts that can make enrolling in classes difficult. Additionally, the type of research you will be doing will provide you with valuable experience if you are potentially interested in applying to graduate school.

The project will extend through the Fall and Winter semesters. Weekly expectations in terms of hours worked will depend on the number of credits for which a student elects to take the class. The weekly schedule will consist of a one hour meeting with me and any other research assistants."

Please submit your name and a paragraph describing your interest in the project to Kalli Federhofer (kallimz@umich.edu) no later than August 1.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2019-2020: Friday, August 31 (University of Michigan Campus Application Deadline)

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. This competition is administered on campus by the University of Michigan International Institute.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Enrolled juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students are required to apply through the University of Michigan
* U.S. citizen
* University of Michigan students or alumni
* Completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award start date
* Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

Application Submission:

* Completed Embark Application
* Statement of Grant Purpose
* Affiliation Letter (not for English Teaching Assistantship applicants)
* Personal Statement
* Foreign Language Evaluation
* References (3)
* Transcripts
* Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by University of Michigan application deadline)

Additional materials are required for applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.

General Website: us.fulbrightonline.org

Contact:
Email: iifellowships-fulbright@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 936-3966

University of Michigan Fulbright Website: http://ii.umich.edu/ii/fulbright-program.html

Germanic Department Photo Contest: Wednesday, September 12 (Application Deadline)

The University of Michigan Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures photo contest is open to all students affiliated with the Germanic Department through research, study, or an internship abroad completed between May 1 - August 31, 2018. Email germandept@umich.edu with questions or for more information.

Awards:
* First Place: $100
* Second Place: $75
* Third Place: $50

Judging Criteria:
* Photos will be judged on subject matter, composition, technical quality, creativity, and originality by a select panel of University of Michigan staff and faculty members.



Rules of Entry:
* Entrants must be University of Michigan students affiliated with the Germanic department.
* Entrants must have participated in research, an internship, or study abroad related to or funded by the Germanic department between May 1 - August 31, 2018.
* Photos must be your original work and taken during your research, internship, or study abroad completed between May 1 - August 31, 2018.
* Up to three photos may be submitted per entrant.
* Digitally altered photos are not accepted. Black and white photos are eligible.

Submission Guidelines:
* Photos must be the original work of the submitter.
* Photo specs : JPEG, TIFF, or RAW.
* Color and black and white photos are eligible.
* Photos should be large format, high resolution (300dpi recommended).
* Each entry must be sent as an individual file via the submission form.

One-Semester Study-Abroad Program in Tübingen (Winter 2019): Saturday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

This program takes place in the Winter term, and it is intended for students who have completed at least German 221/231 by the end of the Fall 2018 term. 

The German Department strongly recommends that you precede your stay in Tübingen by attending one or two four-week sessions at the Goethe Institut.  This Goethe Institut segment is not part of the CGIS program itself.  Please talk with Andrew or me about the Goethe segment (see our contact information at the bottom of this email).

The CGIS portion in Tübingen will start early in March with a mandatory Kompaktkurs (6 credits) or a Startkurs (3 credits).  While you will be enrolled for the Winter 2019 term at the University of Michigan, you will then take classes during "Sommersemester" at the Universität Tübingen (mid April - late July). You will earn 15-18 credits for Winter 2098: the courses that you take in Tübingen can be language courses for international students or regular university courses.  Various university courses outside the English Department are taught in English.

Tübingen credits can be used to satisfy degree requirements for a German major or minor.

For more information about the Tübingen program, go to: https://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10248

Metropolitan Studies in Berlin (Winter 2019): Saturday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

This program is designed for students without a German language background who are looking for an in-depth look at the culture and context of the metropolis of Berlin. German majors should consider the University of Michigan programs in Freiburg and Tübingen.

Eligibility:
* Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
* Good academic standing
* Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
* No previous German language study is required

Academics:
Students must take 16-18 credit hours per semester. One German language course (4 credits) is required for beginning and intermediate students. All other courses are taught in English and worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. Two week-long field trips will be included in the program, as well as day excursions that complement your learning in the classroom and contribute to a general knowledge of German culture and society.

Please see program website (IES) for details.

Application Website: https://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10946

If you have any questions how these credits could count towards a German major or minor, please ask Andrew or me.

German Chancellor Fellowship Program 2019/2020: Saturday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.

In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers
* A monthly fellowship of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
* Individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
* Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
* A study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
* Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Send an application, if you
* Are a university graduate with an international bias from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
completed your first degree less than 12 years ago
* Would like to spend a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany
* Can demonstrate that your project will be of social significance and that you have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and your own country
work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship program. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country.