The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a unique and exciting two-semester volunteer opportunity for undergraduate students and Master's students to promote study and research abroad in Germany at their home universities and colleges.
The program starts with a mandatory, three-day training session in New York City which usually takes place in August. DAAD covers the costs of round trip transportation for Young Ambassadors from their North American home universities to New York and provides accommodation and meals for the duration of the workshop. The objective of the workshop is for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote study and research in Germany on their campuses. Students learn about the German higher education and research system as well as the wide range of DAAD funding opportunities. In addition, the training focuses on refining public speaking and presentation skills and meeting new people.
During the academic year, DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study and research in Germany by working with their universities' study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, organizing classroom visits, info sessions, fun events, and answering their fellow students’ questions. DAAD provides Young Ambassadors with brochures, giveaways, and funding for events. Along with this, a profile including contact information for each Young Ambassador is featured on the DAAD USA website.
DAAD Young Ambassadors are required to submit at least three event reports during the academic year. While the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a volunteer opportunity, all event reports are included in a raffle drawing at the end of the academic year; prizes ranging from $20 to $200 awarded in recognition of the volunteer’s time and commitment.
For more Information please see the DAAD Website