Informational Events

At our free information sessions, we provide information on various types of foreign exchanges. We host 9 events every year wherein we offer short presentations and the opportunity to ask our advisors questions.  

Events Jan - March 2017

Summer Sessions at English-speaking Universities

Tuesday, 23 JAN 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Sessions are approximately 5-12 week compressed semesters abroad at American, Canadian or British universities. The often wide range of offerings runs the gamut from regular university courses to subject-specific, intensive English courses to programs that are specially designed for specific target groups such as high school students. Such Summer Sessions are offered by several, including renowned universities. The biggest advantages to Summer Sessions are that participation barriers are very low, less time is invested than into traditional exchanges, and there are more opportunities for high school students to participate. In a short presentation, Shawn Huelle (educationUSA adviser to the Carl-Schurz-Haus) and Steffen Schwarz (educationUSA-Ambassador) explain the general parameters of Summer Sessions and give tips on searching for and applying to programs. Afterward, they will gladly answer your individual questions.  

Work & Travel: Summer Jobs and International Volunteerism

Tuesday, 20 FEB 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Collect work experience in another country, get to know new people and another culture, and do so while helping others, improving your English and, best of all, not acruing debt!  – All these reasons and more are motivations to understake a work & travel stay abroad. In a short presentation, our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Steffen Schwarz will tell you what your Work & Travel options are in the English-speaking world, and which things (cost, visa, etc.) you'll need to pay attention to during your planning. Afterward, they will happily answer your questions.

Language Courses, Language Trips and Short-Term Programs

Tuesday, 20 MAR 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The best way to learn a foreign language is by living in a country where that language is spoken. Unsurprisingly, this also applies to English. During a short presentation, Shawn Huelle (educationUSA adviser to the Carl-Schurz-Haus) and Steffen Schwarz (educationUSA-Ambassador), will inform you about the very diverse range of language courses, language trips, and short-term special programs in which you could take part. Afterwards, there will be plenty of time for your questions on the topic.  

Not only are Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen the Carl-Schurz-Haus' foreign exchange experts, they are also enthusiastic former exchange students themselves and are happy to share their enthusiasm with everyone. As members of the educationUSA network, they are connected to many other advising centers throughout Europe.