German Language and Culture in Aachen

The Global Education Office and the VCU School of World Studies, in conjunction with the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, are pleased to offer an innovative summer study abroad program in Germany. The program offers an exceptional opportunity for students to immerse themselves in German language and culture while enjoying the sights and sounds of the historically important spa town of Aachen (home of Charlemagne) in west central Germany. Participants will have a classroom-based language learning experience at the university’s long-established international German language school, as well as a cultural learning experience through lectures, tours and excursions.

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Studied in Germany? Be a DAAD Young Ambassador!

The deadline for the DAAD Young Ambassador Program is approaching!
DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or conducted research in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.
You are an ideal candidate for the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program if you:
* are an undergraduate student at a college or university in the US or Canada.
* have recently studied in Germany at a German University (for any length of time).
* are available to promote studying in Germany on your campus in the coming academic year.
* can speak intelligently and enthusiastically about your experiences in Germany in front of groups.
* are willing to organize one student event on campus per semester.
* are available August 18-21, 2011 for a training session in New York City.
Young Ambassadors are expected to organize at least one event per semester, where they will invite prospective students to hear about their experiences in Germany.
DAAD will also put short profile of each Young Ambassador online (with an email address). The Ambassadors must be wiling to respond to students’ questions about their particular program/university or about life as a student in Germany as general.
Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at
Applications must be received by June 13, 2011 via post, email or fax.

Attention ISEP Applicants: Scholarship Opportunity!

ISEP is accepting nominations from U.S. member institutions for student scholarships funded through The New York Community Trust-Annette Kade Fund.
Annette Kade $2,000 Scholarships – semester and full year students (2 available for Semester 2 of 2010-11)
Annette Kade $1,000 Scholarships – semester and full year students (5 available for Semester 2 of 2010-11)
Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP academic year and semester exchange participants in order to support students with a genuine interest in studying abroad but do not have sufficient financial resources. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, desire to improve language ability, and genuine financial need.

Must be a U.S. ISEP nominee for France, Germany, Austria or Switzerland (full year, semester, or the combined semester/summer ISEP-Direct program at Marburg).

ISEP Scholarship Application Form (PDF) signed and endorsed by home ISEP coordinator.

Two completed essays.

Mandatory completion of a post-exchange student evaluation form.

Essay Questions:
All applicants must submit a response to two essay questions- the first based on financial need and the second relating to the culture/language of the host country.
Applications are available to download now on the ISEP website. All nominations should be submitted to ISEP by October 15, 2010. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late November.