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Free trip to Germany!

Anyone dreaming about an all-expenses paid, two week study tour to Germany this summer?Berlin

The Goethe Institute is looking for social studies and history teachers to travel throughout Germany as part of their Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP).

Where do the best lessons in life come from? From Experience!

Experience is what the Transatlantic Outreach Program is all about. Since 2001, TOP has sought to find the best and most qualified Social Studies educators and give them the opportunity to experience Modern Germany in the most dramatic way possible: in person.

From Berlin to Frankfurt, from Stuttgart to Munich, from Hamburg to Kiel, from Dresden to Schwerin, and from Weimar to Leipzig, each corner of Germany is sampled through sight, sound, touch, and taste!

These all-expense-paid study tours are two weeks in length and take place during the summer.

RiechstagYou travel in small groups of about 20 and spend your time meeting German educators, politicians and other government workers, visiting historical sites and eating great food. You also meet some wonderful people – both American and German!

TOP uses modern Germany as a basis of comparison and contrast to internationalize Social Studies curriculum as well as to provide international exposure to Social Studies educators in the United States and CanadaHamburg.

The Goethe Institute asks only that you write and submit a instructional unit when you return.

As a 2006 TOP fellow, I can tell you that it is an experience that you will never forget!

The application is fairly pain free but it is due by February 12, so get on it. If you have questions, contact Kelsey Smith. She can also be reached by phone at 202-289-1200.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Deanna Perez Williams, PhD #

    I would be interested in this program.

    January 21, 2010
    • glennw #

      Dr. WIlliams,

      The link to the application is at the bottom of the post. I would highly recommend it! Good luck.


      January 21, 2010

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