Berlin Language and Politics Program and the Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program

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Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS Intl. and AIPT) is currently accepting applications for the Berlin Language and Politics Program and the Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program, offered in partnership with the Carl Duisberg Centrum (CDC) language schools.  These four- and five-week summer programs offer students the opportunity to improve their German language skills while gaining valuable contact to German companies, organizations, and institutions in their fields.
Berlin Language and Politics Program
The program is held in Berlin, Germany's vibrant political and cultural capital. Upon arriving in Berlin, participants will begin a four-week intensive German course at the CDC language school.  An introductory seminar on German politics will be held in the first week, and participants will begin site visits to government buildings and policy institutions, while enjoying some of Berlin's finest cultural offerings.  

Following the completion of language instruction, participants travel to a Landtag (regional parliament) outside of Berlin to gain exposure to regional government in Germany.  In the final week of the program, participants will keep a busy schedule of site visits and discussions, gaining insights into the inner workings of a wide variety of institutions, such as governing bodies, think-tanks, advocacy groups, and political parties.  Discussions and meetings highlight current "hot topics" in Germany's political arena such as environmental policy, immigration issues, and European integration.
The five-week program will take place from May 26 to June 30, 2012.  Click here for more information on the Berlin Language and Politics Program.
Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program
The program is based in Radolfzell am Bodensee, a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Constance in Baden-Wuerttemburg, and offers excursions throughout the region, one of Germany's leading areas in the production and implementation of renewable energy techniques.  Upon arriving in Germany, participants begin a four-week-long intensive German course at the CDC Radolfzell language school.  

The language courses are augmented by 2-3 weekly excursions and events designed to provide an overview of Germany's renewable energy practices.  These excursions will approach the renewable energy question from a variety of angles, covering multiple energy sources (including solar, wood, and refuse) and addressing environmental and energy policy as well as practical implementations of alternative energy sources.
The four-week program will take place from May 21 to June 16, 2012.  Click here for more information on the Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program.
Candidates for the language programs must meet the following eligibility requirements: 
  • Enrolled student status at a U.S. university or college
  • 19-30 years of age
  • Minimum of one year of post-secondary education in a related field.
  • Specific studies and/or professional experience (summer employment, prior internship, lab position, etc.) related to politics or renewable energy. Experience does not need to be extensive, but is required.
  • Evidence of strong professional and academic achievement is strongly recommended 
Application Deadline
Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or submitted via email by Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Katerina Holubova
Senior Program Director  |  Internships Abroad
Cultural Vistas (formerly AIPT-CDS)
212 • 497 • 3515  phone
212 • 497 • 3584  fax
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440 Park Ave South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016

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