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I'm currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig's election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

201818Feb

Spring 2018 Internship at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

The German Marshall Fund of the United States Berlin Office (GMF Berlin) is seeking a young academic, ideally engaged in Political Science, International Relations, or another related field. The internship offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in working in an international, knowledge-sharing environment with world experts on political issues. The internship will begin on March 12, 2018 and last for 3 month. This is a part-time position with 20hrs/week, preferably Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The internship is compensated with 225€/month. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

201817Feb

Apply Now - Various Internship Opportunities available in Houston

Leipzig-Houston e.V. encourages personal and cultural encounters between the citizens of Leipzig and Houston, aiming to increase a sustainable cooperation between the two sister cities. Working jointly with its American counterpart, Sister City Association Houston-Leipzig, the organization implements school partnerships, as well as cultural and sport events.

Leipzig-Houston e.V. also offers exchange programs to Houston for citizens of Leipzig, including internship opportunities for students. Internships may last from 2 weeks up to six month and can be conducted in a variety of cultural, economic, and social fields in and around Houston.

201813Feb

The Daily Grind

As I’m writing this, my fourth week in the US is coming to an end and I’m slowly finding my rhythm. I want to use this post to write about it. First of all, studying in the US is very different from studying in Germany: It is more time-consuming. (At least that’s true for my studies (American Studies), I guess studying medicine for example is always very time-consuming.) During the regular semester in Leipzig, I would set foot in the library maybe three times per week to read or work on assignments. At HWS, however, the library has become my second home.

201812Feb

May I introduce to you, a close friend of mine, Hand Sanitizer

It’s that time of the year around here - flu season. To counter the flu, the Colleges offered free flu shots for everybody, which seemingly not everybody, including myself, took advantage of. Luckily, I did not get infected yet, but there’s lots of people not that fortunate. There’s advice everywhere on how often and in which way to wash your hands, and hand sanitizer everywhere.

20187Feb

Course Overview Summer Semester 2018

Since teaching planning is still in progress, you can find a first overview of times and places of the courses in Summer Semester 2018 in the attached PDF files.

Course descriptions, lehrbox links, and further details will be published under "Studying > Courses" in the coming weeks.

Please note, that you are responsible for keeping track of any updates and changes in the forthcoming weeks until the Summer Semester starts!

Last update in the attached documents: 20 Feb. 2018, 1:00 p.m.

20187Feb

Call for Applications: Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships

The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship Fund offers several scholarships for one or two semesters at a university in the U.S. The program invites applications from BA-students in the humanities who are currently enrolled at a German university and have a focus on German literature, language, history and culture.

The scholarships provide monthly grants of up to USD 550 and travel allowances of up to USD 1,100. Deadline for applications: 5 April 2018 for a stipend starting in August or September 2018.

20185Feb

Office Hours during the Semester Break Winter 2018

Prof. Garrett

Monday, 19 Feb., 4-6 PM
Thursday, 15 March, 4-6 PM

 

Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez

 

 

Prof. Junker

by appointment

 

 

Dr. Herrmann

5. Feb, 4pm
5. Mar, 4pm

 

Dr. Schmieder

 

Dr. Antje Dallmann

Feb 21, 11-noon

 

20181Feb

Apply Now - Paid Internships at e-fellows.net

e-fellows.net is a career network and online scholarship program that connects the best German-speaking high-potential candidates with the best universities and companies. As a subsidiary to McKinsey and the ZEIT publishing group, e-fellows.net unites over 30.000 promising German students and attractive employers, i.e. McKinsey, Allianz, Deutsche Bank and Bosch. Currently, e-fellows.net is offering two paid internships in Munich, Germany.

201830Jan

Two ASL Students Share their Adventure in Geneva, NY

 

Two of our students are currently spending a semester abroad at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, NY.

 

Maximilian and Constantin share their experience on our Study Abroad Blog. For the next three months, you can follow them on their adventure. Impressions from the beautiful campus, freezing temperatures, and the challenges of settling in are featured in their most recent posts.

 

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