1. United Nations headquarters in New York UNGA: The Whole World Gathers in New York
  2. CBYX fellows with Chancellor Merkel in 2015 CBYX: Fellowship for Young Professionals
  3. Betonfrisur Word of the Week: Betonfrisur
United Nations headquarters in New York

UNGA: The Whole World Gathers in New York

Foreign Minister Gabriel will address the UN General Assembly on Thursday. He will also discuss current conflicts – from Ukraine to North Korea and from disarmament to denuclearization – in bilateral talks with numerous counterparts, for example those from China and Russia.

CBYX fellows with Chancellor Merkel in 2015

CBYX: Fellowship for Young Professionals

CBYX for Young Professionals gives young people ages 18-24 the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists two months of German language school; four months of classes in one’s career field; and a five-month internship in your career field. Application deadline is December 1!


Word of the Week: Betonfrisur

Have you ever seen someone with a hairstyle that didn't move, no matter the wind speed? Usually people achieve a such a "Betonfrisur" by using excessive amounts of hairspray to keep their strands from shifting in any way.

German Security Council candidature logo

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.

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.

Man laughing

#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.

Team Germany at First Global robotics challenge in Washington, DC

Team Germany Places 5th in First Global Robotics Challenge

A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.

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German Missions in the United States

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig Alt Text

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.