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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., 2n...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
Open to all especially Vocational, STEM, Business, Agriculture

Cultural Vistas Fello...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
STEM fields especially Environmental Sciences

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Lan...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Law and related

Cultural ...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
STEM

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements

Work A...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
All

Cultural Vistas Fellwship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements

Work Aut...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements

Work Authorization ...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
Vocational, Technical

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship P...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Economics, German

Cultural...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
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CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
All

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements

Work Au...
CBYX for Young Professionals

Fields
All

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP - Landtag
IAESTE
Internship Placements

Work Au...
Bosch Fellowship

Fields
Business, Law, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Journalism & more

Internships Abroad
Study Scholar...
Bosch Fellowship

Internships Abroad

The following programs are available to graduate level candidates as described
in th...
Bosch Fellowship

Fields
All except: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry

Internships Abroad
Study Scholars...
Bosch Fellowship

Fields
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering

Internships Abroad
Study Scholarship
RI...
Bosch Fellowship

Fields
All

Internships Abroad
Study Scholarship
RISE Professional
Research Grant

Intensive Language Co...
Bosch Fellowship

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All except German Studies, German Language & Literature, German Translation

Internships Abroad
S...
Bosch Fellowship

Fields
Law

Internships Abroad
Study Scholarship
RISE Professional
Research Grant

Intensive Language Co...
Custom Study Tour

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All

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant

Sta...
Custom Study Tour

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant
RISE Worldwide
S...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
All

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant
RISE...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
Study Abroad & Administration

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn G...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
All

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant

Sta...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
All but German Studies/Language/Literature/Translation

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
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Custom Study Tour

Fields
All

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant

Sta...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, related disciplines

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
G...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
Varies each year

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Resear...
Custom Study Tour

Fields
All

Custom Internship Program
Germany Today
Group Study Visit
Learn German

Research Grant

Sta...
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 Liai...
Outreach Opportunities
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Alumni Groups
DAAD Young Ambassadors
DAAD Research Ambassadors
University Fairs
Webina...
Katja Kurz, University Relations Coordinator
kkurz@culturalvistas.org
connect with us: facebook | twitter | tumblr
cultura...
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Katja Kurz – Cultural Vistas

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Amra Dumisic – DAAD

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Katharina Wilke – GACC of the Southern U.S.

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Yolanda McGill...
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  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 Fields Open to all especially Vocational, STEM, Business, Agriculture Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Ages 18 – 24 Components Language course, Study-semester, Internship Duration Year-long WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding Monthly stipend + international flight, housing, tuition, language training, health insurance, seminar travel in Germany Participants 75 Language level None required, some preferred
  6. 6. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields STEM fields especially Environmental Sciences Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Independent Work Abroad Internship Placements Standing Ages 18 – 30 with rising Junior or Senior status Components Virtual Collaboration, Internship Placement, Service Project Duration 8 weeks in summer WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Law and related Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Ages 18 – 30 Components Internship in a German State Parliament Duration 1–3 months WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding € 670/month Participants 10 Language level High-level written and verbal
  8. 8. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields STEM Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore & Junior Components Internship Duration 2–12 months WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding Paid internship, varies by company Participants Varies Language level None required; some encouraged
  9. 9. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields All Cultural Vistas Fellwship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore Components Internship, [optional] Language Course Duration 3–12 months WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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. CBYX for Young Professionals Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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
  11. 11. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields Vocational, Technical Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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
  12. 12. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Economics, German Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate Student Components Internship in the German Parliament Duration 2 months WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding Approximately € 1100/month Participants Varies Language level Fluent
  13. 13. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore, Junior Components Research Internship Duration 8–12 weeks in summer WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding € 650/month + health insurance Participants 300 Language level None
  14. 14. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields All Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore, Junior Components Internship; Study; Thesis Research Duration 4–10 months WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding € 650/month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants Varies Language level Dependent on course of study
  15. 15. CBYX for Young Professionals Fields All Cultural Vistas Fellowship EMGIP - Landtag IAESTE Internship Placements Work Authorization Services Standing Sophomore, Junior, or Graduate Student Components Summer course Duration 3–4 weeks WISP EMGIP - Bundestag RISE Undergraduate Scholarship University Summer Course = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding € 850 stipend + travel subsidy Participants Varies Language level Two years at college level
  16. 16. Bosch Fellowship Fields Business, Law, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Journalism & more Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School 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 = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Language level Welcome but not required
  17. 17. Bosch Fellowship Internships Abroad The following programs are available to graduate level candidates as described in the Undergraduate Opportunities section: • EMGIP – Landtag Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs • IAESTE [enrolled Ph.D. students also encouraged to apply] • Internship Placements • Work Authorization Services
  18. 18. Bosch Fellowship Fields All except: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Summer Law School 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 = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Language level Dependent on research/study language
  19. 19. Bosch Fellowship Fields Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Standing Graduating senior, Masters, & PhD students Components Research internships Duration 2 – 6 months Summer Law School Funding € 650 – € 1000 /month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants 75 Language level None = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  20. 20. Bosch Fellowship Fields All Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Standing PhD students, Post-docs, Graduate students pursuing PhD in Germany Components Research Duration 1 – 10 months Summer Law School Funding € 1000 /month + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants 70 Language level Dependent on research language = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  21. 21. Bosch Fellowship Fields All except German Studies, German Language & Literature, German Translation Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Standing Graduate students Components Language course Duration 2 months Summer Law School Funding € 2300 lump sum + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants varies Language level Three semesters of college German = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  22. 22. Bosch Fellowship Fields Law Internships Abroad Study Scholarship RISE Professional Research Grant Intensive Language Courses Standing Second and third year law students Components Seminar; Internship Duration 5 weeks Summer Law School Funding € 650 lump sum + health insurance & travel subsidy Participants varies Language level Preferred = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs
  23. 23. Custom Study Tour Fields All Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Faculty Components Cultural and professional tour customized to a group Duration Varies, short-term; usually 1-3 weeks RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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.
  24. 24. Custom Study Tour Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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
  25. 25. Custom Study Tour Fields All Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships 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
  26. 26. Custom Study Tour Fields Study Abroad & Administration Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Senior administrators, policy makers, and experts in the field Components Informational trip Duration 1 week RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding All costs except international travel Benefits Gives participants an overview of the latest developments and programmatic innovations at German universities and research institutions.
  27. 27. Custom Study Tour Fields All Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Full-time university faculty for 2+ years Components Study trip Duration 7 – 12 days RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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.
  28. 28. Custom Study Tour Fields All but German Studies/Language/Literature/Translation Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing PhD or equivalent; working full-time at a U.S. university Components Language course Duration 4 weeks RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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.
  29. 29. Custom Study Tour Fields All Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Full-time faculty for 2+ years Components Research Duration 1 – 3 months RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding € 2000 – € 2300/month Benefits Can be used at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories anywhere in Germany.
  30. 30. Custom Study Tour Fields Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, related disciplines Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Researcher at a university or non-profit institution Components Host a German bachelors student or researcher Duration 2 – 3 months RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs Funding All students’ cost Benefits Enriches North American labs with German students and plants the seeds for future collaboration.
  31. 31. Custom Study Tour Fields Varies each year Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing Scientists & Administrators Components Informational trip Duration 1 week RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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.
  32. 32. Custom Study Tour Fields All Custom Internship Program Germany Today Group Study Visit Learn German Research Grant Standing PhD or other terminal degree Components Guest lectureship in Germany Duration 1 – 4 semesters RISE Worldwide Science Tour Visiting Professorships = Cultural Vistas Programs = DAAD Programs 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.
  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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