The DAAD is recruiting Young Ambassadors to promote study and research in Germany at their home universities and colleges – Deadline for applications: May 18, 2015


The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a unique and exciting two-semester volunteer opportunity for undergraduate students to promote study and research abroad in Germany at their home universities and colleges. Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America that recently studied abroad in Germany (not necessarily on a DAAD grant) and promote study in Germany at their home universities with help from the DAAD. They help to inspire their fellow students by giving them useful tips on how to enjoy and make use of their own stay in Germany.

The program starts with a mandatory, three-day training session in New York City from August 12-15, 2015. DAAD covers the costs of round trip transportation for Young Ambassadors from their home universities to New York and provides accommodation and meals for the duration of the workshop. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote study and research in Germany on their campuses, learn about the German higher education and research system as well as the wide range of DAAD funding opportunities.

During the academic year, DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study and research in Germany by working with their universities' study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, organizing classroom visits, info sessions, fun events, and answering their fellow students’ questions. DAAD provides Young Ambassadors with brochures, giveaways, and funding for events. Along with this, a profile including contact information for each Young Ambassador is featured on the DAAD New York Website. DAAD Young Ambassadors are required to submit at least two event reports during the academic year.

While the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a volunteer opportunity, all event reports are included in a raffle drawing at the end of the academic year; prizes ranging from $20 to $200 awarded in recognition of the volunteer’s time and commitment.

All details and further information at https://www.daad.org/ambassadors. The submission deadline for all materials is May 18th.