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Ambassadors in Sneakers

A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights

Ambassadors in Sneakers 2022

12 students from Germany and 12 students from the U.S. will spend four exciting weeks together in the summer of 2022 learning about youth participation, human rights, transatlantic relations, and intercultural communication in both countries:

Part 1: Saarbrücken & Berlin (Saturday June 4, 2022 - Saturday June 18, 2022)
Part 2: Reading, PA & Washington, D.C. (Saturday July 30, 2022 - Saturday August 13, 2022)



Are you between 16 and 20 years old and do you live in Pennsylvania or Washington D.C.? Do you support your community as a member of a local youth council, youth advisory board, student council or similar youth leadership committee? Do you care about human rights and want to learn more about transatlantic relations?

If so, apply now for Ambassadors in Sneakers 2022!  Find out more on our info sheet in English or in German. The application window has opened and we are now accepting applications from U.S. candidates.

To download the application form, click here.

The deadline to submit applications is February 27, 2022.



About the AiS Summer Academy

"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. 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 how these rights can be violated 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.


Previous years - AiS 2019

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Previous years - AiS 2018

Click on the image below to find out what "Ambassadors in Sneakers 2018" was like.


Previous years - AiS 2017

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Sponsors and partners

"Ambassadors in Sneakers - A Young Leaders' Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights" was developed by the German-American Institute Tuebingen (dai). It is very generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, which is funded by the European Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), as well as by a great number of other supporters.

If you want to support the "Ambassadors in Sneakers", too, please get in touch with us or donate by clicking on the button below!


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