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 CTools (German Advising Mail). If you have any questions, please address them to the German advisors.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Take a German Department Faculty Member to Lunch 2017-2018

Foster community and collegiality, and enjoy a free lunch! This program is a chance for undergraduate students to get to know faculty in a comfortable and informal setting outside of the classroom. Choose anyone from: or   

Lunches can take place Monday through Friday during Fall 2017 or Winter 2018, and purchases are limited to $50 per lunch at campus locations below. Lunch vouchers are available on a first come/first served basis for one lunch per term. 

How it works:
* Discuss with your classmates whom you want to invite
* Set the time and place to meet up for lunch
* Pick up vouchers from 3106 MLB; you will need the names of all who will attend
* Redeem vouchers at:
- Shapiro Undergrad Library, Bert’s Café
- Michigan League, Beanster’s Café, or that day's visiting vendors
- Michigan Union, Ahmo’s Gyros & Deli, Au Bon Pain, Luna’s, Panda Express, Starbucks, Subway, and Wendy’s
- Pierpont Commons, Ahmo’s Gyros & Deli, Fireside Café, Fireside Roast, Hibachi San, Mujo Café, Panda Express, Ugo’s Pizza Pi
- Duderstadt Center, Mujo Café
* Take a picture at the lunch and forward it to, we might feature your group on the Department’s social media!  

Internship Posting - Consulting Internship with German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago, IL: Monday, November 20 (Application Deadline)

* High-level proficiency in the English and at least intermediate German language skills
* Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written)
* Strong understanding of fundamental business concepts
* A great interest in working with an international team and a high level of motivation to help GACC Midwest accomplish its mission 
* Strong technical aptitude and affinity-Interest in learning more about new technology and its applications and a desire to assist in promoting these new technologies in the U.S. market

The minimum duration for internships is nine months for interns requiring J-1 Visa sponsorship and six months for interns that do not require a visa. 

* Handling of daily inquiries that are received from companies interested in expanding their transatlantic business activities
* Internet-based research to gather market intelligence and assist German companies in their search for U.S. business partners
* Support German business delegations visiting the Midwest in the industry fields of renewable energy, architecture and energy efficient building technologies, machinery and automation, automotive-related technologies and medical devices

Please apply by using this application link:

If you have any questions, please contact Bettina Hannemann under

"Schokoladenstunde": Tuesday, November 21, 5-6 p.m., Language Resource Center, North Quad

Schokoladenstunde takes place twice per week: Tuesdays between 5-6 p.m. with Mary Gell, and Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. with Silvia Grzeskowiak, in the Language Resource Center in North Quad.  The group will meet in the seating area between the two computer classrooms.

As the name promises, chocolate will be available.  Silvia and Mary will be bringing games to the Schokoladenstunde.  The hour will be spent chatting and playing games in German (e.g. Tabu). Students at all levels are welcome. 

On Wednesday, November 22, there will not be a "Schokoladenstunde."

Kristin Dickinson, "Entangled Histories of Translation: German Ottoman Literary Relations across the 19th Century": Thursday, November 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Weiser Hall 110

Large-scale translation movements were central to the discursive production of both German and Turkish national-cultural identities prior to the establishment of a nation state, yet intersections between these two traditions remain largely underresearched. Due to both a dominant French influence in the late Ottoman literary sphere and the incompatibility of Ottoman with the dominant paradigms of German Orientalistik, literary translations between German and Ottoman have been treated as either insignificant or exceptional. This talk argues on the contrary, that instances of German Ottoman translational contact in the 19th century attest to complex interconnections that cut across time periods and traditions.

A case study will be presented showing how the multiple, late Ottoman translations of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther (1886-1894, novel first published in 1774) enact a debate in practice regarding 19th-century Ottoman modernization discourse; widely differing translational decisions reveal the agency of Ottoman translators and place the authenticity of Goethe’s “western” source text into question. In turn, Goethe’s incorporation of Ottoman texts into his West-östlicher Divan (1819) earlier in the century counters a late Ottoman devaluation of its own tradition of Divan poetry, and engages in diverse translation practices that undermine the concept of fidelity as an ultimate goal.

Marked by omnidirectional processes of transcultural exchange, these diverse translations complicate the contrapositions of self-identity and alterity, original and translation. In a century when distinct understandings of German- and Turkishness were beginning to emerge—in part via translations from diverse other national literatures—individual translations between Ottoman and German pose a challenge to the ethnocentric structure of national cultures, and an easy division between East/West or Ottoman/German.

Kristin Dickinson’s research on contemporary German and Turkish literature examines the potential of translation, as both a formal and a social medium, to intervene in nationalist language ideologies and nationally structured areas of study. Her teaching and publications have focused on questions of world literature, translation theory in practice, cross-linguistic remembrance, linguistic purity, and critical monolingualism. Her current book project, Translation and the Experience of Modernity: A History of German Turkish Connectivity, traces the development of a German Turkish translational relationship from the early 19th century to the present. Her additional projects examine performances of translation at the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair, Turkey in All Its Colors; the transnational significance of the early Turkish Republican author Sabahattin Ali; and the cartographies of non-arrival, disruption, and deferral in the works of Franz Kafka and Bilge Karasu.


Internship Posting - IT Internship at Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) in New York: Thursday, November 30 (Application Deadline)

The DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. DAAD New York is seeking Information Technology majors who are nearing the end of their studies or IT-graduate students. The internship will take place in New York City in a Windows environment of approx. 30 users.

This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on experience in network administration in an international setting. Working directly with the local information officer, the IT intern will be involved in IT-related projects and will assist with IT issues. These range from infrastructure maintenance (network/server administration) to occasional troubleshooting and help desk tasks.

* Knowledge of network administration functions, including servers and mail servers
* Familiarity with various Microsoft products, including operating systems (Win XP, Win 7, Win Server)
* Good aptitude with user applications, especially internet browsers, MS Office Suite (2010, 2013), Adobe
* Experience with security products, data storage and backup, VPN
* Some background in working with hardware and peripherals is helpful
* Strong problem solving skills, good at prioritizing
* Ability to work well with others
* German language skills

* A supportive work environment in the office located in the German Consulate in New York
* An internship stipend of $750/month

Starting date: March 15, 2018 (the starting date is slightly flexible). The internship would last for six months. The DAAD also considers applications for a one-year internship.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Solveig Berkman

KindleFest 2017: Friday, December 1, 6-10 p.m., Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Kerrytown

This one-day festival takes place the first Friday of December in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.. The KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as known in Germany, features artisans, farmers, and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer. Kerrytown District retail businesses will be open late on this evening as they participate in the festivities, offering special holiday bargains.

Family-friendly, and keeping in the spirit of an outdoor holiday market, there will be pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and beer, fire pits to keep warm and for s’mores roasting, caroling, strolling musicians, Santa, lots of lights and more.

Friday Flicks - "Dunkirk" (Director: Christopher Nolan, 2017): Friday, December 1, 9 p.m., Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

Academic Year in Freiburg 2018/2019: Friday, December 1 (Early Application Deadline)

The best way to get to know Germany really well is to live there for an extended time.  Here is a recent article how studying abroad positively affects your career chances.

By studying in Freiburg for a year, you can practically earn all credits required for a German major and may possibly get distribution credits and credits towards a second major; and you will live in one of the most attractive and desired places in Germany. Sophomores are allowed to participate in this program.

* Minimum 3.0 GPA
* Good academic standing
* Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing by Fall 2018
* Completion of German 232 or equivalent prior to September 2018

The 2018/19 consortium program will be led by University of Michigan Professor Kerstin Barndt, who will also be teaching some of the courses. Feel free to contact her with questions:!  The program also has a very savvy Associate Director, who lives in Freiburg throughout the entire year.

Tuition for this year-long program is covered by a program fee ($7,500/semester), and students receive University of Michigan in-residence credit for the courses they take during the Academic Year in Freiburg. Students are not required to pay University of Michigan tuition during the year abroad. Additional costs include an administrative fee ($1,200), travel, room, and board. Students remain eligible for financial aid. In addition, the German Department will reduce the program fee for all applicants by $1,000 this year. Further funding opportunities (up to $3,000) are available from the department as well; to inquire, please contact

For more information, see the AYF website at 

Here is the link to the application website from CGIS (Center for Global and Intercultural Study):

Apply early! The early application deadline (December 1) guarantees early consideration and advanced notice, making admitted students eligible to apply for further funding opportunities.

Please note: Although this program's application deadline is February 1, students who apply by December 1 will receive advanced notification of admission. Students will then be eligible to apply for the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, due January 31.

Even if you were not chosen for the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, LSA students in this program may be eligible for additional scholarships through the University of Michigan.

Here is a brief video about the AYF program:

LSA Opportunity Hub - Alumni-Hosted Internship Opportunities in Germany: Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

The LSA Opportunity Hub has been successful in finding internships via alums.

So far, the following two internships have been confirmed:
Business Development Intern at MedBelle: Berlin
English Language Guru at Estrel Berlin: Berlin

Provided that the internship is at least eight weeks long, you are eligible to receive academic credit for German 351 (3 credits) in Fall 2018.

You can find the opportunities on Symplicity (-> Opportunities):

Provided that the internship is at least eight weeks long, you are eligible to receive academic credit for German 351 (3 credits) in Fall 2018.

Here is the overall link to the International Internship Program where you can find the guidelines when you apply:

Internship Posting - Cultural Vistas Summer 2018 Internships in Germany: Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

Cultural Vistas' Summer Internship Program in Germany with the University of Michigan provides students with unique and enriching opportunities to enhance their careers while experiencing life and culture abroad during their summer break.

Internship placements are available in a variety of fields and are customized to match students’ career goals. Many internships are paid, and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships.

A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify. 

Three program options are available:
* A one-month language course in Germany in June, plus a two-month internship with a host company
* A three-month internship with a host company
* A two-month internship with a host company, starting in late May or late June

Please note that business or engineering majors also have the option to complete a dual internship that includes an internship in Michigan during the winter semester and an internship in Germany during the summer at the same company.

Program Benefits:
Cultural Vistas works with an array of global partner organizations to place participants in professional internships that meet their specified goals and career interests. Companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational holdings.

Cultural Vistas’ Summer Internship Program in Germany includes:
* Application process assistance including help drafting a Lebenslauf (German resume)
* Customized internship placement in your target field with a German host company
* Pre-departure orientation at the University of Michigan in April
* Financial assistance through the Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund (must apply separately)
* Work authorization services
* Orientation seminar in Berlin with a free night in a hotel
* Enrollment in language course (optional) and language course stipend (apply separately, based on need)
* Housing assistance
* Support in Germany throughout the program
* Re-entry information about marketing your work experience abroad in the United States

* Enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the University of Michigan
* 18–30 years of age
* Two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (additional language training available if needed)
* At least two years of university level studies related to one of the following:
  -Business: general business administration, international business, import/export, marketing, PR, sales, advertising, finance, consulting, hotel management
  -Technical Fields: chemical-, electrical-, industrial-, and mechanical engineering, logistics, information technology, web design, multimedia, graphic design, architecture
  -Liberal Arts: international relations, German, history, economics, social sciences
* Practical experience in target internship field (summer employment, prior internship, lab position, etc.) does not need to be extensive, but is preferred. The more experience you have, the more desirable you are to a potential host company.

In order to learn more about the program and to apply, please go to: 

Though the official application deadline is Friday, December 1, I encourage you to apply as quickly as possible.  The sooner you apply, the sooner you will be placed in Germany.  Acceptance into the program is happening on a first-come, first-served timeline.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ronda Rutherford

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX): Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:
* Two months of intensive German language training
* Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
* Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.

* Round-trip international airfare
* Language school costs for two months of intensive German language study
* Tuition costs for four months of study
* Housing costs for host family, apartment, or dormitory during the pre-internship phases
* Monthly stipend to cover basic costs of living
* Program-related travel within Germany
* Health insurance in Germany

Note: program funding during the internship depends on earnings.


Internship Posting - Émigré Memorial German Internship Program at a German Landtag 2018: Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag).

A limited number of applicants are selected every year to participate in this program, which was established to pay tribute to German émigrés who found refuge from a totalitarian regime. EMGIP has helped build lasting ties between the United States and Germany, especially since many program alumni have pursued careers that they first experienced through EMGIP.

Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences.

Applications for Summer 2018 are due on December 1, 2017.

Wallenberg Fellowship: Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

Inspired by the spirit of University of Michigan alumnus Raoul Wallenberg, the Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating University of Michigan senior of exceptional promise and accomplishment who is committed to service and the public good. The fellowship provides $25,000 to carry out an independent project of learning or exploration anywhere in the world during the year after graduation.

This fellowship is open to all graduating seniors; US citizenship is not required. Applicants should propose projects that are immersive and feasible. Projects should break new ground, not be the continuation of an existing project or revisit a location where the applicant has already spent extensive time.

Proposals are due to University of Michigan contacts in each school/college by December 1.  (See the link below for a list of University of Michigan contacts.) Each University of Michigan school/college may nominate up to two projects to the Provost’s office.

More Information?  Go to:

Wallenberg Fellowship Contacts:
* Architecture & Urban Planning: Laura Brown,
* Art & Design: John Luther,
* Business: Paul Kirsch,
* Dentistry: Janet Kinney,
* Education: Eileen Brussolo,
* Engineering: April Raymond,
* Information: Allison Sweet,
* Kinesiology: Shannon Hennessey,
* Literature, Science, and the Arts: Henry Dyson,
* Music, Theatre & Dance: Mark Clague,
* Nursing: Leslie Davis,
* Pharmacy: Mark Nelson,
* Public Policy: Amy Flanagan,

Händel's "Messiah": Saturday, December 2, 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, 2 p.m., Hill Auditorium

Georg Friedrich Händel’s "Messiah" was composed over the course of a month in 1741, six months before its premiere in Dublin at a new concert hall where several of Händel’s operas were also performed. Even the dress rehearsal was ticketed, and the morning newspapers excitedly reported that the oratorio “far surpasses anything of that nature, which has been performed in this or any other Kingdom.”

Ladies were asked to attend without hoops and gentlemen without swords, to increase the capacity of the hall. The premiere was a triumph; the Dublin Journal proclaimed, “The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic, and moving words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear.”

Nearly 300 years later, Händel’s "Messiah" still provokes joy, and UMS’s 139th year of presenting the oratorio fills audiences with emotion for both the beauty of the piece and the pride of hearing friends and colleagues from the community bring this glorious work to life. Music director Scott Hanoian conducts the UMS Choral Union and the Ann Arbor Symphony in this annual community tradition.

J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio": Friday, December 8, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote over 200 church cantatas, and the Bach Collegium Japan is intent on performing every one of them — and in fact did so, in chronological order, from 1995-2013.

Additionally, the group recorded all of the cantatas in an effort that took 18 years and resulted in 55 discs. Bach’s oratorio is written in six parts, each celebrating one of the major feast days of the Christmas period. The Bach Collegium brings its signature crispness and purity to a beloved Bach masterpiece, highlighting the polyphonic wonder of Bach’s rich, imaginative cantatas that were written to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Max Kade Event - "Yoga auf Deutsch": Sunday, December 10, 4 p.m., North Quad 2175

The yoga instruction will be led in German, but experienced yogis will not need knowledge of the language. Please bring your own mat (no equipment will be provided).

If you have any questions, please contact Nico ( 

Andrei Markovits, "European Populism: Similarities and Differences with the Past:" Thursday, December 14, 10 a.m., Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building

In Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, and a number of other European countries, populist movements have  appeared in many guises altering these countries’ politics and policies. While sui generis, these constructs have displayed characteristics that are reminiscent of thought decidedly not identical with developments of the 1920s and 1930s. The lecture will highlight the current situation, analyze its causes and manifestations, and look at similarities and differences to events that contributed to a very turbulent history on that continent. 

Dr. Markovits is the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. His many books, articles, and reviews on topics as varied as sports, dog rescue, and many aspects of European and comparative politics have been published in fifteen languages. Markovits has received many prestigious prizes and fellowships. He has also won multiple teaching awards, most notably the Golden Apple Award at the University of Michigan in 2007. In the same year, the University of Lüneburg in Germany awarded Markovits an honorary doctorate. In 2012, the Federal Republic of Germany bestowed on Markovits its Cross of the Order of Merit, First Class, one of the highest honors given by that country to its citizens or foreigners.

This is the last in a six-lecture series. The subject is Populism: The Common People in Modern Politics.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany: Friday, December 15 (Application Deadline)

RISE Germany is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering and computer science. 

RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. 

RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses.

Please register in the database. Here you can search all offered internship positions. Memorize the interesting ones in a list, and then apply for up to three projects.

Max Kade German Residence 2018-2019: Friday, January 5, 2018, 12 p.m. (Application Deadline)

Would you like to live in the Max Kade German Residence, the only language house at University of Michigan, for the 2018-2019 academic year? 

Do you want to immerse yourself in German language and culture with like-minded colleagues? If you answered, "yes," Max Kade may be for you!

The Max Kade German Residence, a Michigan Learning Community, offers students a unique opportunity to live in the only language house on U-M's campus. The core theme of the Max Kade German Residence is experiential learning – applying what is learned in one's German classes to everyday life. Its central location in North Quad is convenient and practical for residents.

Every interested student will have to complete and submit an application, regardless of whether they in the house previously. Applications can be found on the German Department website:

On Monday, January 8, notifications about the department's decisions will be sent to students.

Requirements of Max Kade Residents:
* Sophomore, junior, or senior academic standing during the stay in the Max Kade House
* Complete the equivalent of German 102/103 upon entry into the Max Kade House
* Enrollment in one-credit mini courses in Fall 2018 (German 310) and Winter 2019 (German 312)
* Active participation in at least three Max Kade activities each month (KaffeestundeDeutschtischFilmabend, etc.)

Applications can be found on our website:

Internship Posting - Research Internship in European Affairs at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington: Friday, January 5, 2018, 4 p.m. (Application Deadline)

Applications for Spring 2018 internships at the Institute for the Study of War are now being accepted.

To submit your application, please email your cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample (5 pages maximum, excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable), and unofficial transcript to

Please format the subject line of your email: First Name Last Name

Please submit all documents in pdf form and submit your resume and cover letter as one document. Documents submitted in word format will not be considered.

Why work for the Institute for the Study of War (ISW)? 
* ISW believes ground realities must drive the formulation of strategy and policy. In pursuit of this principle, ISW conducts detailed, open-source intelligence analysis to provide the most accurate information on current conflicts and security threats.
* ISW offers interns a chance to train on work with cutting-edge technologies employed in business and in the intelligence community. 
* Interns at ISW will have an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research that directly informs policy-makers on some of the most pressing issues facing American national security. Its interns work directly with analysts and have many opportunities to engage with Institute leadership on the subjects of their research. 
* ISW offers its interns to be at the front lines of military research and policy, tackling the issues that are in the headlines. 
* ISW has published the work of its interns and hired many onto its staff.

Research Internship – European Affairs:
The Europe program examines the increasing instability on the continent, including the rise of the far-right, the resurgence of ethno-nationalism, and the effects of mass immigration and terrorism, as well as monitoring the effects of Brexit, Russian aggression, and national elections in order to determine consequences thereof for American policy-makers. Interns will provide critical assistance to our researchers. Interns will be trained to use innovative technologies to assist their research, as well as exposed to a wide variety of news and media sources. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts and Assistants; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute; assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of public events and private briefings of employees of the Institute; and conduct other activities in support of Institute projects.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to ISW's core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus. Interns with the ability to read and conduct research in German and French are highly desired, as is knowledge of the European Union and continental politics. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and other open sources. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The candidate must also possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission.

Internship Posting - Paid Internship at Office of University Development: Sunday, January 7, 2018 (Application Deadline)

Thinking about what you will do with your summer? Want to be paid and get course credit while gaining valuable professional development skills? The award-winning Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) provides you with a 12-week engaging summer work experience in fundraising and philanthropy, as well as academic coursework and valuable professional development experiences along with a cohort of other interns.

This internship is for all majors and will provide interns with transferable skills for any career field they choose.

The three elements of D-SIP:
* Paid work: Work on one of the University of Michigan campuses or in a local community nonprofit on an impactful project. Each intern has her/his own summer project. Check out the activities that past students pursued here.
* Course work: Each Friday you can expand your knowledge on how fundraising changes the world, all while earning up to three credits.
* Professional development: Develop and refine your professional skills through reflection, resume and interview preparation, a consulting challenge, networking exposure, and intercultural dialogues.

Through D-SIP you will see firsthand how fundraising makes a difference at U-M, and learn how, as a development professional, you can help shape the world of tomorrow.

There will be two information sessions:
* Wednesday, November 8, 7-8 p.m., Michigan Union, Parker Room
* Wednesday, November 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Michigan League, Hussey Room

To learn more and apply, please visit:

U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools 2018/2019: Monday, January 15, 2018 (Application Deadline)

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program.  The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Teaching assistants receive a monthly gross salary of €1,440 from which deductions for compulsory health and accident insurance and Austrian income tax are made, resulting in a net salary of ca. €1,162 (approximately $1,500). Teaching assistants do not receive any additional support for travel to Austria or for dependents.

Applications for 2018-19 will be accepted between November 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered for review.

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities at Oxford University: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7 a.m. (Application Deadline)

As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the humanities are brought together with one another and with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders - not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world's oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages.

Bonderman Fellowship: Monday, January 29 (Application Deadline)

The Bonderman Fellowship offers four graduating seniors in the College of LSA the chance to travel internationally for eight months. Each spring, four fellows receive $20,000 to travel to at least six countries in two regions of the world, where they will immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations.

Bonderman Fellows will engage with cultures, people, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar, providing an opportunity to develop a new global outlook on life. Fellows make their own travel itineraries and explore the world independently.
For more information, visit:

Info sessions will be held at the Michigan Union Pond Room on the following dates:

* Monday, December 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.,
* Friday, January 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Pizza and refreshments will be served! If you have questions or would like to schedule an advising appointment, feel free to contact Carolina Fuentes at