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1 Scholarships and Fellowships to Germany Dr. Daniel Villanueva Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships Honors Program

2  Why Germany?  Do I need to speak fluent German?  What does it cost?  What are the options?  Which one(s) are best for me?  What are the next steps?  Whom can I contact for more information? Overview of Presentation

3  Business: Germany is the USA’s largest European trading partner, the anchor country of the Euro and the largest European trading partner of most Eastern European and Asian countries.  The global career: Knowledge of German culture increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad. Proficiency in German helps you to function productively for an employer with global business connections.  Tourism and hospitality industry: Tourists from German-speaking countries travel far and wide, and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holiday. They appreciate to be looked after by staff and tour guides experienced in the German culture, and German hospitality schools are well-known for their high-quality graduates.  Science and Research: Germany is the third largest contributor to research and development and offers research fellowships to scientists from abroad. It is also the industrialized country which devotes the highest percentage of its GDP to research and innovation.  Communication: Developments in media, information and communication technology require multicultural communication. A wide range of important websites are in German and worldwide, Germany is ranked number 5 in terms of annual publication of new books. Time spent in Germany on work or study visits therefore offer\ you extended access to information.  Travel: Make the most of your travels not only in German-speaking countries, but in many other European countries where German culture is widely known and appreciated, especially in Eastern Europe.  Literature, music, art and philosophy: German is the language of Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Indulge in reading and/or listening to their works in their original country and language. source: Why Germany?

4  For most scholarships, no!  Prior study abroad somewhere is advisable  Intercultural proficiency more important  Most fellowships include language school (1-3 months)  Some prior exposure to German culture is helpful  1-2 semesters at the University of Nevada, Reno  Goethe Institute courses in Germany or USA  German radio stations/TV stations online  Reading English versions of German newspapers Do I need to speak fluent German?

5  Angst, Bier, Blitzkrieg, Dachshund, Deli(katessen), Diesel, Dirndl, Doppelgänger, Eigenvector, Fahrenheit, Fest, Gauss, Geiger (counter), Glitch, Glockenspiel, Hamburger, Hertz, Hamster, (Coffee)klatsch, Kaiser, Kindergarten, Lederhosen, Lied, Mensch, Neanderthal, Nickel, Ostpolitik, Panzer, Poltergeist, Realpolitik, Reich, Riesling, Rottweiler, Sauerkraut, Schnapps, Schnitzel, Strudel, Thaler (dollar!), verboten, Volkswagen, Wurst, Zeppelin… German loan words

6  Academic study, research programs  DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Fulbright (Study Scholarship, English Teaching Assistantship), Humboldt  Work-Study Programs  CBYX (Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals), WISP, Alfa (to Russia)  Political Internships  Bosch, IPS (German Parliament Scholarship), EMGIP  Language study  Goethe Institute What are the options?

7  U.S. government’s premiere international scholarship  “To promote cross-cultural interaction and foster mutual understanding through engagement in the community” through cultural and educational exchanges  Research, teaching, study, special programs  Must be a U.S. citizen with bachelor’s degree  Proficiency in German  Apply senior year  Round-trip transportation, language courses, tuition, books, research allowance, and health insurance  Deadlines:  Campus: August  National: October 20

8 Types of Fulbright Grants to Germany Research/Study Grant  GERMANY: 80 Awards/303 applicants in 2013  AUSTRIA: 20 Awards/40 applicants in 2013  Independent research, study, or creative and performing arts projects abroad English Teaching Assistantships:  GERMANY: 140 Awards/393 applicants in 2013  AUSTRIA: None available  8-12 months  20-30 hours a week helping to teach English and U.S. culture in the classroom  Remaining time spent on a community-focused project

9 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

10 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) (  10-month work/study (+ language program)  Beginning to intermediate German  75 Americans chosen yearly  Deadline: December 1, 2013

11  3-month work/study immersion program  1 month language school, 2 month internship  Vocational fields  Monthly stipend and free accommodations  1 semester of German instruction prior  Start date: June of each year  Deadline: December 1, 2013 WISP (Work Immersion Study Program)

12  9-12 month program (extra 3 months for language study  Business, law, political science, policy fields  Work in selected German government ministries and agencies or the Parliament itself  No prior German needed  Stipend of 2,000 Euros/month, airfare  Deadline: October 15 Robert Bosch Fellowship

13  March – July each year  Intern with member of German Parliament, take classes at one of 3 Berlin universities  Interest in German/European politics, strong German skills  9 interns out of 89 selected in 2013  Deadline: June 30, 2013 IPS (International Parliamentary Scholarship)

14  2 kinds  German Parliament (DAAD)  2 months, 1100 Euro stipend/month  German state legislature (Cultural Vistas)  1-3 months starting in Fall, Spring or Summer, 670-Euro stipend per month  Advanced undergraduates or graduate students  Intermediate knowledge of German  Advanced knowledge of German political system  Interest in future public-policy career EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)

15  Named for Germany’s greatest author, Johann Wolfgang Goethe  Locations throughout Germany and the USA (and online!)  Yearlong, semesterlong and summer  Prices:  750 (summer) -1500 Euros (Germany)  $300 - 550 (USA) Goethe Institutes

16 Goethe Institute Locations (Germany)

17 Goethe Institute Locations (USA)

18  Questions to think about:  What do I want to be doing in 5 years?  How will a stay in Germany enhance this?  How long do I want/need to stay?  Do I want to study/research, work, learn the language?  What did I most/least enjoy about my study abroad?  Do I need to learn German (or refresh my knowledge)?  What are graduates of these fellowships doing? Which ones are best for me?

19  Research the scholarships you are interested in online  Make note of dates and deadlines  Update your resume to include all your:  educational experiences (teaching, research, awards/honors)  Inter/multicultural experiences (study abroad, local)  Focus on personal statement- why Germany?  Take a semester or more of German if necessary  Contact alumni of programs you want to apply for What are the next steps?

20 Whom do I contact for more info? Dr. Tamara Valentine, Director Dr. Daniel Villanueva, Assistant Director Office of Undergraduate Fellowships Honors Program Jot Travis Building, Room 11A; (775) 784-1455

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