For those interested in applying for grants through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), DAAD San Francisco Representative Leslie Harlson will be offering a workshop using Skype on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in International Commons, 1117 UCC. The workshop will provide an overview of the types of grants offered and the application process, followed by a live question-and-answer session. All students intending to apply for a DAAD grant this year are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public. Interested students and faculty are requested to R.S.V.P by Oct. 1 to Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A featured guest at the event will be Kaitlyn Roth, a 2012-2013 DAAD Young Ambassador. Kaitlyn is a junior biomedical engineering major at the UI with a minor in German. She attended TU Dortmund during summer semester 2012, where she was able to take classes for her major, including a physiology internship, and was able to finish her minor in German.
“While I was living in Dortmund, Germany I was able to experience the most populated area of Germany and a non-tourist area. I also got the chance to meet many students, travel, and have the best five months of my life. The best part of this experience for me was becoming friends with people from all over the world, while experiencing what life is like in a completely different country. I would strongly encourage anyone to pursue studying abroad, because it is life changing. I encourage you, if you are even considering spending time abroad, to go for it and take advantage of this opportunity,” Kaitlyn said.
The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, is an organization offering a variety of funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional scholars to study and research throughout Germany. DAAD not only promotes Germany as an important academic destination but also builds ties between universities around the world. For more information about DAAD programs, including a PowerPoint, please visit the International Programs’ website: http://international.uiowa.edu/funding/daad-study-scholarship-and-research-grants.
The fall UI campus deadline for Study Scholarship and Research Grant applications is October 15, 2012.