AICGS’ New Transatlantic Exchange Program: Giving Voice to Diversity | AICGS
AICGS is pleased to announce the continuation of its German-American youth exchange program on the theme “Immigration, Integration, and a New Transatlantic Generation.” AICGS is recruiting twenty young leaders from academia, media, business, politics, and society with little or no experience with transatlantic relations for seminars and site visits in Washington and Berlin. The application deadline is 15 May 2016. For details regarding the application process, please go to the Program and Application tabs.
This innovative program will establish new connections between communities that have grown principally from an immigration background, and address common challenges of immigration and integration, such as discrimination, employment, political and societal leadership, education, and international engagement. Project participants will include a core group of young leaders for engagement in intensive discussions, and a broader community of experts and advocates for interaction focused on issues of immigration, integration, and cross-cultural understanding.
AICGS has two primary objectives for the program: (1) to deepen public understanding of the issues and concerns of the largest populations in Germany and the United States that have an immigration background; and (2) to build and sustain a network of young leaders committed to transatlantic relations.
Activities comprise a seminar and site visits in both cities over the course of 4-5 days. Participants at the seminar will engage in small groups and interact with leading experts from umbrella organizations dealing with immigration and integration, government, research institutions, and political foundations. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit other institutions, including cultural/historical sites, offices of elected representatives, and non-profit associations that focus on issues of the underrepresented.
Selected participants are required to take part in both sets of events. The first takes place in Washington, DC from October 16-21, 2016 and the second in Berlin from May 7-12, 2017. Travel, accommodation, and most meals will be provided for the participants by AICGS.
For more information and application details: http://www.aicgs.org/employment/aicgs-new-transatlantic-exchange-program-for-young-minorities-giving-voice-to-future-leaders/?platform=hootsuite.