Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization facilitating professional exchange programs for
Americans seeking overseas ex...
• Bachelor & Master’s programs now offered
• Little or no tuition fees
• 900+ English language degree programs
• 2 in 1: work experience & cultural immersion
• Build a global professional profile: network, skills,
trends in the field...
• Generous federal funding for research
• Third in number of articles in international
scientific journals (1st: U.S., 2nd...
CBYX for Young Professionals
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements
Work Authorization Services
WISP
EMGIP - Bundest...
= Cultural Vistas Programs
= DAAD Programs
CBYX for Young Professionals
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Independent Work Abroad
Int...
Fields
International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Law and related
Standing
Ages 18 – 30
Components
Interns...
Fields
STEM
Standing
Sophomore & Junior
Components
Internship
Duration
2–12 months
Funding
Paid internship, varies by comp...
= Cultural Vistas Programs
= DAAD Programs
CBYX for Young Professionals
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
WISP
EMGIP - Bundestag
RISE...
= Cultural Vistas Programs
= DAAD Programs
CBYX for Young Professionals
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
WISP
EMGIP - Bundestag
RISE...
Fields
Vocational, Technical
Standing
Enrolled students with 4 semesters completed & up to 27 years of age; in a
vocationa...
Fields
Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Economics, German
Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate...
Fields
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Standing
Sophomore, Junior
Components
Research Internship
...
Fields
All
Standing
Sophomore, Junior
Components
Internship; Study; Thesis Research
Duration
4–10 months
Funding
€ 650/mon...
Fields
All
Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate Student
Components
Summer course
Duration
3–4 weeks
Funding
€ 850 stipe...
Bosch Fellowship
Internships Abroad
Study Scholarship
RISE Professional
Research Grant
Intensive Language Courses
Summer L...
Bosch Fellowship
Study Scholarship
RISE Professional
Research Grant
Intensive Language Courses
Summer Law School
The follo...
Bosch Fellowship
RISE Professional
Research Grant
Intensive Language Courses
Summer Law School
Fields
All except: Medicine...
Bosch Fellowship
Research Grant
Intensive Language Courses
Summer Law School
Fields
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sci...
Bosch Fellowship
Intensive Language Courses
Summer Law School
Fields
All
Standing
PhD students, Post-docs, Graduate studen...
Bosch Fellowship
Summer Law School
Fields
All except German Studies, German Language & Literature, German Translation
Stan...
Bosch Fellowship Fields
Law
Standing
Second and third year law students
Components
Seminar; Internship
Duration
5 weeks
Fu...
Custom Study Tour
Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Sci...
Custom Study Tour
Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Sci...
Custom Study Tour
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Science Tour
Visiting Profess...
Custom Study Tour
Group Study Visit
Learn German
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Science Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields...
Custom Study Tour
Learn German
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Science Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields
All
Standing
Full...
Custom Study Tour
Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
Science Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields
All but German Studies/Languag...
Custom Study Tour
RISE Worldwide
Science Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields
All
Standing
Full-time faculty for 2+ years
C...
Custom Study Tour
Science Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields
Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, related disciplines
Standi...
Custom Study Tour
Visiting Professorships
Fields
Varies each year
Standing
Scientists & Administrators
Components
Informat...
Custom Study Tour Fields
All
Standing
PhD or other terminal degree
Components
Guest lectureship in Germany
Duration
1 – 4 ...
Common Mistakes
• Students who don’t want to go to Germany, just “abroad”
• Applications not proofread or track changes vi...
Funding Types
• Fellowships vs. Placements
• Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund
Funding in Germany
• German University Liais...
Outreach Opportunities
• Alumni Groups
• DAAD Young Ambassadors
• DAAD Research Ambassadors
• University Fairs
• Webinars
...
Katja Kurz, University Relations Coordinator
kkurz@culturalvistas.org
connect with us: facebook | twitter | tumblr
cultura...
• Katja Kurz – Cultural Vistas
• Amra Dumisic – DAAD
• Katharina Wilke – GACC of the Southern U.S.
• Yolanda McGill – McGi...
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(Re)Discovering Germany Presentation from Cultural Vistas & DAAD

  1. 1. Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization facilitating professional exchange programs for Americans seeking overseas experiential opportunities and visitors coming to the United States. Established in 1950, Cultural Vistas is committed to fostering global learning opportunities that enrich career and leadership development. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD provides information and financial support to 100,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study.
  2. 2. • Bachelor & Master’s programs now offered • Little or no tuition fees • 900+ English language degree programs
  3. 3. • 2 in 1: work experience & cultural immersion • Build a global professional profile: network, skills, trends in the field • Professional use of foreign language skills
  4. 4. • Generous federal funding for research • Third in number of articles in international scientific journals (1st: U.S., 2nd: Japan) • A long scientific tradition that ensures a high level research infrastructure
  5. 5. CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Fields Open to all especially Vocational, STEM, Business, Agriculture Standing Ages 18 – 24 Components Language course, Study-semester, Internship Duration Year-long Funding Monthly stipend + international flight, housing, tuition, language training, health insurance, seminar travel in Germany Participants 75 Language level None required, some preferred = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Cultural Vistas Fellowship
  6. 6. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Independent Work Abroad Internship Placements WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Fields STEM fields especially Environmental Sciences Standing Ages 18 – 30 with rising Junior or Senior status Components Virtual Collaboration, Internship Placement, Service Project Duration 8 weeks in summer Funding Travel stipends including pre-departure orientation and re-entry in NYC and emergency medical coverage for the duration of the internship Participants Up to 12 Language level 4 semesters of college level or equivalent
  7. 7. Fields International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Law and related Standing Ages 18 – 30 Components Internship in a German State Parliament Duration 1–3 months Funding € 670/month Participants 10 Language level High-level written and verbal = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  8. 8. Fields STEM Standing Sophomore & Junior Components Internship Duration 2–12 months Funding Paid internship, varies by company Participants Varies Language level None required; some encouraged = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  9. 9. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellwship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Fields All Standing Sophomore Components Internship, [optional] Language Course Duration 3–12 months Funding Fee for internship placement: $775; some paid internships and Cultural Vistas scholarship stipends available Participants Unlimited Language level Two years at college level or equivalent
  10. 10. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Fields All Standing Enrolled students; Sophomore Components Internship Duration 3–12 months Funding Fee for visa processing: $400; limited number of Cultural Vistas scholarships Participants Unlimited Language level None Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  11. 11. Fields Vocational, Technical Standing Enrolled students with 4 semesters completed & up to 27 years of age; in a vocational field Components Language course, Internship Duration 3 months in summer Funding € 300/month + international flight and housing Participants Up to 10 Language level One semester or equivalent by program commencement = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  12. 12. Fields Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Economics, German Standing Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate Student Components Internship in the German Parliament Duration 2 months Funding Approximately € 1100/month Participants Varies Language level Fluent = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  13. 13. Fields Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering Standing Sophomore, Junior Components Research Internship Duration 8–12 weeks in summer Funding € 650/month + health insurance Participants 300 Language level None = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  14. 14. Fields All Standing Sophomore, Junior Components Internship; Study; Thesis Research Duration 4–10 months Funding € 650/month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants Varies Language level Dependent on course of study = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  15. 15. Fields All Standing Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate Student Components Summer course Duration 3–4 weeks Funding € 850 stipend + travel subsidy Participants Varies Language level Two years at college level = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs CBYX for Young Professionals EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course Cultural Vistas Fellowship Internship Placements Work Authorization Services
  16. 16. Bosch Fellowship Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School Fields Business, Law, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Journalism & more Standing U.S. citizens up to age 40 with a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience Components German language training, high-level work phases, & seminars Duration 6-9 months + intensive language training Funding € 3000/month + travel, health insurance, & dependent stipend Participants Up to 15 Language level Welcome but not required = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  17. 17. Bosch Fellowship Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School The following programs are available to graduate level candidates as described in the Undergraduate Opportunities section: • EMGIP – Landtag • IAESTE [enrolled Ph.D. students also encouraged to apply] • Internship Placements • Work Authorization Services = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad
  18. 18. Bosch Fellowship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School Fields All except: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry Standing Graduating senior or those who have received a Bachelors within the last six years Components Study and/or research Duration 10 months Funding € 750/month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants 70 Language level Dependent on research/study language = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad Study Scholarship
  19. 19. Bosch Fellowship Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School Fields Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering Standing Graduating senior, Masters, & PhD students Components Research internships Duration 2 – 6 months Funding € 650 – € 1000 /month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants 75 Language level None = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional
  20. 20. Bosch Fellowship Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School Fields All Standing PhD students, Post-docs, Graduate students pursuing PhD in Germany Components Research Duration 1 – 10 months Funding € 1000 /month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants 70 Language level Dependent on research language = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant
  21. 21. Bosch Fellowship Summer Law School Fields All except German Studies, German Language & Literature, German Translation Standing Graduate students Components Language course Duration 2 months Funding € 2300 lump sum + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants varies Language level Three semesters of college German = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research GrantResearch Grant Intensive Language Courses
  22. 22. Bosch Fellowship Fields Law Standing Second and third year law students Components Seminar; Internship Duration 5 weeks Funding € 650 lump sum + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants varies Language level Preferred = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research GrantResearch Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School
  23. 23. Custom Study Tour Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields All Standing Faculty Components Cultural and professional tour customized to a group Duration Varies, short-term; usually 1-3 weeks Funding Fees vary by study tour Benefits Utilize Cultural Vistas network of companies throughout Germany to provide a cultural experience with educational, professional, and hands-on insight into a variety of fields. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  24. 24. Custom Study Tour Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Sample Study Tour Itinerary: Week 1 Highlights: Berlin • Cultural Events: City Boat Tour, Berlin Wall memorial, Reception at the U.S. Embassy • Company Visits: Siemens, Bayer, German Aerospace Center • University Research: Fraunhofer Center for Medical Mechatronics, Computer Science at TU Berlin, DFG MATHEON Week 2 Highlights: Munich • Cultural Events: Historic City Tour, museum visits, Excursion with DAAD exchange students • Company Visits: BMW, EADS/Airbus, Innovation and Founding Center Biotechnology • University Relations: Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, TU Munich Hospital, Neurosciences at LMU Biocenter, Helmholtz Comprehensive Pneumology Center = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  25. 25. Custom Study Tour Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields All Standing All universities are eligible; students must have completed 4 semesters of study Components Internships as well as [optional] applicant screening, orientation seminars, housing assistance, or language courses Duration Summer or semester long Funding Varies by institution Benefits Programs are developed in conjunction with university faculty and staff to accommodate course credits, curricula, or unique institutional/departmental needs. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program
  26. 26. Custom Study Tour Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields Study Abroad & Administration Standing Senior administrators, policy makers, and experts in the field Components Informational trip Duration 1 week Funding All costs except international travel Benefits Gives participants an overview of the latest developments and programmatic innovations at German universities and research institutions. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today
  27. 27. Custom Study Tour Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields All Standing Full-time university faculty for 2+ years Components Study trip Duration 7 – 12 days Funding € 50/student/day up to € 9,600 Benefits Funds one faculty member to accompany 10 – 15 students on a study tour in Germany, visiting universities and interacting with German students. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit
  28. 28. Custom Study Tour Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields All but German Studies/Language/Literature/Translation Standing PhD or equivalent; working full-time at a U.S. university Components Language course Duration 4 weeks Funding € 1800 lump sum + Health Insurance Benefits Spend a month of intensive German language instruction in a small class with fellow academics from around the world. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German
  29. 29. Custom Study Tour RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields All Standing Full-time faculty for 2+ years Components Research Duration 1 – 3 months Funding € 2000 – € 2300/month Benefits Can be used at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories anywhere in Germany. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant
  30. 30. Custom Study Tour Science Tour Visiting Professorships Fields Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, related disciplines Standing Researcher at a university or non-profit institution Components Host a German bachelors student or researcher Duration 2 – 3 months Funding All students’ cost Benefits Enriches North American labs with German students and plants the seeds for future collaboration. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide
  31. 31. Custom Study Tour Visiting Professorships Fields Varies each year Standing Scientists & Administrators Components Informational trip Duration 1 week Funding All costs except international travel Benefits The scientific focus changes each year, but the goal is for participants to initiate close cooperation with German colleagues, either in their specific research area or at an institutional level. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour
  32. 32. Custom Study Tour Fields All Standing PhD or other terminal degree Components Guest lectureship in Germany Duration 1 – 4 semesters Funding Standard German professor salary + health insurance & travel subsidy Benefits The lack of restrictions on which disciplines and subject matter are to be taught makes this one of DAAD’s most dynamic programs. Courses need not be taught in German. = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships
  33. 33. Common Mistakes • Students who don’t want to go to Germany, just “abroad” • Applications not proofread or track changes visible • Do not meet eligibility requirements but apply anyways – should contact program teams first before taking the time to submit applications
  34. 34. Funding Types • Fellowships vs. Placements • Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund Funding in Germany • German University Liaison Offices • www.funding-guide.de • www.study-in.de • www.research-in-germany.de • www.profellow.com
  35. 35. Outreach Opportunities • Alumni Groups • DAAD Young Ambassadors • DAAD Research Ambassadors • University Fairs • Webinars • Newsletters: Program Reminders
  36. 36. Katja Kurz, University Relations Coordinator kkurz@culturalvistas.org connect with us: facebook | twitter | tumblr culturalvistas.org Amra Dumisic, Program & Information Officer dumisic@daad.org connect with us: facebook | twitter | LinkedIn daad.org
  37. 37. • Katja Kurz – Cultural Vistas • Amra Dumisic – DAAD • Katharina Wilke – GACC of the Southern U.S. • Yolanda McGill – McGill Law Thank you for joining us!

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