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    When we travel to foreign countries, we quickly become representatives of our own country. In its „Ambassadors in Sneakers“ program, the German American Institute Tuebingen creates projects that help young people to become self-confident and interculturally skilled citizen diplomats, who fulfill their role responsibly while having a lot of fun. Our first project – Ambassadors in Sneakers (I) – was a high school exchange program for three German and three US schools between 2014 and 2016. Learn more below about our Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights!

Ambassadors in Sneakers (II)

A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights

Call for Applications:

Do you live in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg or in the U.S. state of Georgia or Alabama?

Do you support your community as a member of a local youth council, student advisory board, or student parliament?

Do you want to learn more about transatlantic relations?

Do you care about human rights?


Four times yes? If you are between 16 and 20 year of age, go ahead and apply now for Ambassdors in Sneakers 2018!

1. Read and spread our info sheet in German or our info sheet in English.

2. Take some time to write your program application and send it to us by Feb. 1, 2018.

German applicants shoud use the application form in German. US applicants should use the application form in English.


What is this program about?

"Ambassadors in Sneakers - A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights" is a four-week educational program that brings together youth councils from Germany and the USA in the summers of 2017, 2018, and 2019. The central focus is on the topic of human rights. It is against this background that participants learn about both countries’ political structures and international networking. While travelling together in the USA and Germany, the young leaders become familiar with important places and institutions that are significant for developing and defending human rights. At a time when thousands are fleeing their homelands due to political/religious persecution, war, and famine, human rights and their violations are topics that young people often question. During their trips, they meet activists, people affected by recent events, media representatives, speakers, and politicians in Germany and the USA, and have the opportunity to learn from them and with them, thus helping gain a fuller perspective on the issues at hand.

Who can do it?

Each year, new students, ages 16-20, are asked to apply. Applicants need to be members of local or regional youth councils or youth parliaments, mayor’s advisory youth councils, or youth committees. They need to have experience in youth leadership and civic engagement.

The participation fee is 500 EUR or 600 USD. Students are asked to actively engage in fundraising activities.


Where and when is it?

The Transatlantic Summer Academy 2018 will take place in two parts:
Part 1: Hamburg & Berlin (Sat. May 19 - Sat. Jun. 2, 2018)
Part 2: Atlanta/Birmingham & New York City (Sat. Jul. 21 - Sat. Aug. 4, 2018)

TBA – Stay tuned!


Who are the d.a.i.'s partners for this project?

“Ambassadors in Sneakers – A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights” was developed by the German-American Institute Tuebingen (d.a.i.). It is very generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, which is funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

If you want to support the "Ambassdors in Sneakers 2018" with a donation, please, get in touch with us!


Find out what "Ambassadors in Sneakers 2017" was like!

Simply click on the image below.

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