GCRI at DAAD Young Ambassadors Seminar - Info Session on German Higher Education and Research Organizations in New York
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.
The program started with a mandatory, three-day training session in New York City in August. DAAD covered the costs of round-trip transportation for Young Ambassadors from their home universities to New York and provided accomodation and meals for the duration of the workshop. The objective of the workshop was for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote study and research in Germany on their campuses. Students learned about the German higher education and research system as well as the wide range of DAAD funding opportunities. In addition, the training focused on refining public speaking and presentation skills and meeting new people.
Featured organizations, in addition to GCRI, included:
• German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
• German University Alliance (GUA)
• German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7)
• Heidelberg University Association