Study in Germany: DAAD Reaches Out to Local High Schoolers
Enlarge image Leslie Harlson explains DAAD's offerings. (© Germany.info/Los Angeles) In an effort to reach out to high school students about study abroad opportunities in Germany, Leslie Harlson of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Consul Michael Ott, and Ursula Dinter, Director of the Language Department, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, recently traveled to Claremont High School to spread the word.
Enlarge image Webinar with a PASCH school in Mexico and Romania. (© Germany.info/Los Angeles) Claremont High School, which presently boasts an enrollment of 125 German language students, has an exemplary German program that offers students ample opportunities to use the German language by arranging events like the recent “Gartenfest of German Poetry” recital held at Scripps College on March 8, and the very successful annual exchange program with two different high schools in Germany. Claremont is also a partner school in PASCH, the global network of over 1500 schools that receive financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office to foster the study of the German language and culture abroad.
Enlarge image Students listen intently to study abroad presentations. (© Germany.info/Los Angeles) During their visit, Ms. Harlson, Ms. Dinter and Mr. Ott spoke to students about the possibilities available to them during their higher education years to study abroad at a German university or a technical institute. Ms. Harlson also explained how DAAD, a federally funded organization, provides funding opportunities for international students interested in studying or doing research in Germany.
Enlarge image Students enjoy pizza for lunch courtesy of DAAD. (© Germany.info/Los Angeles) One of the hgihlights of the visit included the chance for Claremont students to participate in a Webinar and speak with other students studying German from PASCH high schools in Romania and Mexico. The Webinar is part of a soon-to-be-launched project by DAAD, where students will blog about their trip to college, and perhaps even to a university in Germany on DAAD’s website study-in.de