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  • Rent an American

    Since 2007 “Rent an American” brings U.S.-Americans and Canadians together with young Germans at schools in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

  • Americans of Tübingen

    Sharing stories brings people together; and we are all made of stories. 

    If you are an American who has made Tübingen your home, either permanently or just for a while, we would love to hear your story!

  • Ambassadors in Sneakers

    Ambassadors in Sneakers is a four-week educational program that brings together youth councils and similar youth leadership committees from Germany and the U.S.

  • the d.a.i. goes hip hop

    Languages: Rap, Denglish, Music & Love

    In our hip-hop projects, young people learn to creatively express their opinions, worries, and dreams in new ways and receive a lot of recognition for doing so.

  • Contact

    You have questions or suggestions? Let us know! You can contact us here.

Rent an American


About the project

The d.a.i. department "Intercultural Projects" is focused on contact between young Germans and young Americans. In our programs, we emphasize young perspectives and fun, but there is always enough time for critical considerations – on ideas of the other and of ourselves. Adolescents and students get to know new perspectives and become “Citizen Diplomats.”

Besides our flagships Rent an American and Ambassadors in Sneakers we also do smaller projects like German-American theater productions, photo and writing competitions, or workshops and activities for German-American (youth) groups.

Our goal is to encourage Germans and Americans in developing their intercultural competencies. For the content and structural planning, execution, and evaluation of the projects, we are assisted by a project advisory board that also includes representatives from schools, the University of Tübingen’s International Office, and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa).


Our current projects



Twice a year (in april and october) we offer an introductory workshop to becoming a citizen diplomat to the participants of our program. Intercultural communication and the preparation of school visits are the center of this workshop. The participants will have an opportunity to work on their abilities. In cooperarion with the Career Service of the University of Tübingen we offer the option of receiving 1 ECTS point for successfully completing this workshop. You are a US/ Canadian citizen and would like to visit schools in the region? Contact us here. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Contact us!

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen
Karlstr. 3 · 72072 Tübingen
Tel. 07071-795 26-0 · Fax 07071-795 26-26
mail [at] dai-tuebingen.de · www.dai-tuebingen.de

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Bibliothek: Di - Fr: 13.00 - 18.00, Sa: 11.00 - 14.00 Uhr
Montags geschlossen
Sekretariat: Di - Fr: 9:00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr
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