• Be a part of it!

    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. Sign up below for our Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights!

Ambassadors in Sneakers (II)

A Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights


Meredith Steinmetz will hold a short optional information session on our program for everyone who is interested!
When: Tue. Feb. 14th // 1 - 2 p.m.
Where: GA Department of Education // 10th floor Training Room // 205 Jesse Hill Junior Drive SE // Twin Towers West 10th floor // Atlanta, GA 30334: Parking for 5 USD  // Directions
Bring: Everyone will need a photo identification unless you are minors.
Sign up by Sun. Feb 12, 11:59 p.m., so we can put your name on a list at the security desk: Meredith.Steinmetz@german-institute.org

More Details

Deadline to apply for the AiS Academy: Sat. Feb. 18, 2017

Are you curious how other TEENAGERS in Georgia, USA, and Baden-Wuerttemberg, GERMANY, are involved in their communities? Do you care about HUMAN RIGHTS and wonder how the challenges and choices we face today could impact your town, your state, your country as well as other countries? Do you like to TRAVEL?

Then apply now for the „Young Leaders’ Transatlantic Summer Academy on Human Rights“! 


Who can apply?

  • Active or recent members of youth councils, mayor’s advisory youth councils or youth committees (or similar groups) from the U.S. state of Georgia.

  • Age: 16 – 20 years


What is it about?

  • Youth councils from Georgia and from the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will travel together within the USA and Germany.

  • Learning with and from each other: Our focus topic is human rights.

  • Interesting and exciting meetings and workshops with activists, media representatives, politicians and others.  

  • Sightseeing and a lot of fun. 


When is it? 

  • Info Session in Atlanta: Tue. Feb. 14, 1-2 pm @ Department of Education: See details above!

  • Prep Session for chosen participants in Atlanta: Saturday, March 11, from 9am - 2pm @ Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta: Contact & Directions

  • Trip 1: Atlanta & New York City, Sat. June 3 – Sun. June 18, 2017

  • Trip 2: Tuebingen & Berlin, Fri. July 21 – Sun. Aug. 6, 2017 


How much is it?

  • Participation fee: 600 USD (incl. all flights, insurance, room & board, activities and excursions)

  • Fundraising goal: 500 USD per participant 


How do I sign up?

  • Fill out the application form and e-mail it to us!

  • Deadline: Sat. Feb. 18, 2017

  • 12 German and 12 US applicants will be chosen to participate.

  • Every applicant will hear from us.


Who are the project partners and supporters?

  • Umbrella organization of youth councils in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

  • Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

  • Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, GA

  • The Halle Foundation, GA

  • Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany 


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