1. “Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany) Call for Proposals: We Need You for Deutschlandjahr in the US 2018/19!
  2. Trainee in production technology Skills Initiative: Sharing Best Practices in Workforce Training
  3. Augenschmaus Word of the Week: Augenschmaus
“Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany)

Call for Proposals: We Need You for Deutschlandjahr in the US 2018/19!

The public diplomacy campaign “Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany) is coming! Starting in October 2018, Germany and its deep ties with the U.S. will be on display all around America. Help us celebrate by submitting ideas for projects that showcase our countries’ partnership in the areas of culture, education, science, and business. Proposals are due by January 20, 2018.

Trainee in production technology

Skills Initiative: Sharing Best Practices in Workforce Training

Through Skills Initiative, the German Embassy is seeking cooperation with states, locally convening groups of German companies and bringing them together with training providers so that they can work on the best fit for training programs in their area.

Augenschmaus

Word of the Week: Augenschmaus

Have you ever seen a meal so deliciously made that looking at it made your mouth water? Or maybe you saw a person so beautiful that you felt as though you were looking at a work of art? This is what Germans would call an "Augenschmaus."

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

In German, to "bring two things under a hat" ("zwei Dinge unter einen Hut bringen") means to successfully juggle them.

Exchange and Networking

In an age of instant, global communication, Edward R. Murrow's famous phrase about the "last three feet" being essential in establishing personal bonds and forming trust between people and nations remains as true as ever. Simply put, there is no substitute for spending time in another country in order to understand its culture, customs, and way of life; in short, to get to know its people.

Sigmar Gabriel

Foreign Minister Gabriel Makes 3rd Visit To the US

For the third time since taking on his role as Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel traveled to Washington today for talks with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson.

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#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.

People and rainbow flags at the Brandenburg Gate

Bundestag Approves Same-Sex Marriage

In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.

Preparing to dive into the ocean

Thank You to US Air Force for Rescuing German Citizens off Coast of Florida

"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.

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German Missions in the United States

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

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Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.