Study and Exchange

German lecture hall

Studying in Germany

The transatlantic exchange of ideas, knowledge, and innovation between Germany and the United States is unparalleled in its breadth and depth. Whether you want to spend an undergraduate semester studying in Lüneburg, or complete an advanced engineering degree at the prestigious KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), a variety of informational and funding resources are available.

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.

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Goethe-Schiller Archive reopened

"Mittlerorganisationen" in Germany's Foreign Cultural Policy

Anyone interested in learning or teaching German, or studying or researching in Germany, is likely to encounter one or more of the so-called Mittlerorganisationen, such as the Goethe-Institut, DAAD, or Central Agency for Schools Abroad. These quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations are responsible for implementing Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. Though largely state-funded, they are independent in their governance. Learn more about the unique German Mittlerorganisationen below.