Informational Events

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

Events April - June 2021

Canceled: AuPair in English-speaking Countries

Canceled! Wednesday, 28 APR 2021, 6:30 pm (Online Event)

Somewhere between culture shock and family happiness! To be an au pair in a family is a great opportunity to get to know another culture, deepen your language skills, and make friends for life. And don't forget that you can also have experiences that you would never have surrounded by all the comforts of home! Whether in Australia, the United States or Great Britain, it is possible to be an au pair almost anywhere in the English-speaking world. What do you have to consider when planning? What does it cost? And how do I get a visa? Our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will tell you all about the requirements, target countries, and conditions for becoming an au pair.



World of Students – Virtual Fair

Save the Date

Friday, 7 May 2021, 9 am - 6 pm & Saturday, 8 May 2021, 10 am - 5 pm

Are you interested in going abroad and want to find out more about your options? Our EducationUSA advisors will be participating in a virtual fair for study abroad programs called "World of Students" on May 7th and 8th and are looking forward to your visit. You will have two days to inform yourself about topics such as studying abroad, high school exchange programs, work & travel, AuPair programs and many other possibilities and to get in contact with the different program providers.
More information about the fair can be found here.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Save the Date

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6 pm (Online Event)

Are you in the middle of your preparations for your upcoming studies or semester abroad in the USA and still have many unanswered questions? In cooperation with the other EducationUSA centers in Germany, our exchange/study advising team is organizing an online workshop that will prepare you in the best way possible for your upcoming university stay in the US. What are the main cultural differences between the US and Germany? How do I apply for a visa? What is it like to be an international student on an American university campus? Besides answering these and other questions, there will be enough time for your personal questions and some helpful tips.

Please register by clicking here.

Studying in the USA: Applications, Scholarships, Tests . . .

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 6:30 pm (Online Event)

Anyone wishing to receive a university degree in the U.S. (e.g. four years of bachelor studies or two of master studies) has his work cut out for him. To be accepted to one's dream university, one must go through an elaborate application process. To pay for the education one receives at the dream university, one must usually also apply for scholarships, and they can be even more difficult to obtain. English certificates (TOEFL, IELTS ...) must be provided, essays must be written, and standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE ...) must be taken. In a short presentation, our educationUSA advisors Shawn Huelle and Annika Claßen will give tips on finding the right university and explain the basic application requirements.

Please register by clicking here.

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.