Discovering and Understanding the German Education System

June 10, 2024
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Aerial photograph of Stuttgart, Germany

For educators looking to broaden their perspectives and gain first-hand knowledge of international education systems, the Baden-Württemberg Seminar presents an unparalleled opportunity. Organized by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in partnership with AACRAO and NAFSA, this immersive seminar invites you to explore the German educational landscape from October 20 to October 26, 2024. With the vibrant city of Stuttgart as your host, prepare to embark on a journey that will leave a lasting impact.

Dive into the German Educational Framework

Throughout the seminar, participants have the privilege of delving deep into the intricate workings of the German educational system. Through engaging discussions and on-site visits, you'll gain valuable insights into student exchange processes, cross-cultural collaborations, and the unique nuances that shape the educational experience in Germany. From primary schools to esteemed universities, this comprehensive exploration will provide you with a holistic understanding of the German approach to education.

Experience Stuttgart's Cultural Tapestry

As the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart offers a captivating blend of modernity and rich heritage. Attendees can immerse themselves in the city's vibrant cultural scene, including a visit to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum, an architectural marvel that pays homage to the innovation and legacy of the world-renowned automotive brand. Sports enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to learn more about the local football team, VfB Stuttgart.

An Immersive Learning Adventure

The Baden-Württemberg Seminar is designed to provide an all-encompassing experience, ensuring that your focus remains on learning and cultural immersion. With lodging, most meals, and program-sponsored travel covered by the Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, your institution's sole responsibility is covering the cost of travel to and from Germany. This unique opportunity allows you to forge international connections, gain invaluable insights, and return home with a wealth of knowledge to share with your students and colleagues.

Eligibility and Application Process

Study abroad officers, international student advisers, admissions officers, registrars, and any staff responsible for postsecondary-level exchanges or institutional relationships are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be members of either AACRAO or NAFSA, and only one application per institution will be considered. The application process requires a CV or resume, as well as a letter of support from your supervisor.

Applications for the 2024 Baden-Württemberg Seminar are open until the June 24, 2024 submission deadline. Don't miss this opportunity – start your application today.


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