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DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

  Posted on: January 28, 2016

DAAD logoHave you heard of the DAAD Young Ambassadors? ( This is a great program for helping returning study abroad students put their newfound knowledge and experience to good use.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. DAAD has about 30 spots available for students from all over the US and Canada to share with their peers what makes Germany such a unique and attractive destination for study abroad.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses to promote study in Germany. Additionally, they will collaborate with their universities’ study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students on educational and research opportunities in Germany. DAAD Young Ambassadors are also available for email inquiries about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or about life as a student in Germany in general. Their contact information as well as short profiles can be found on the DAAD website. Please visit to learn more about the current DAAD Young Ambassadors.

The application deadline is May 18, 2016.

Although students may apply directly to DAAD to become a Young Ambassador, special preference will be given to candidates nominated by their university’s study abroad office. (Only one student should be nominated per college or university.)

Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at:


Veronika Benkert

Program Officer

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

871 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

Tel:  +1 (212) 758 3223  x218

Fax:  +1 (212) 755 5780