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    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.

    While travelling together in both counrtries, the young leaders learn about places and institutions that are significant for the development of and struggle for human rights. They meet activists, media representatives and politicians and learn from them, as well as from and with each other.

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A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights


*The Young Ambassadors with Ambassador Amy Gutmann at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin*


Ambassadors in Sneakers 2023

Part 1: Tübingen & Berlin (Saturday June 3, 2023 - Saturday June 17, 2023)
Part 2: Bakersfield, CA & San Francisco, CA (Saturday July 29, 2023 - Saturday August 12, 2023)

Students from Germany and California who are members of youth/student councils or committees will spend four exciting, educational, and eye-opening weeks together meeting activists, journalists, and politicians. The young ambassadors will learn about youth participation, human rights, transatlantic relations, and intercultural communication in both countries. 12 students from Germany and 12 students from the U.S. will take part in the program.

To learn more about the program, check out the 2023 program description in English or in German.



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.


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Previous Years

To find out what past Summer Academies were like, check out the links below:







Sponsors and partners

Ambassadors in Sneakers is 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). Other supporters and program partners include the U.S. Embassy, the Goethe-Institutes, and many more.

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