This summer, a group of enterprising young Germans and Americans participated in a different kind of cultural exchange called Camp Fahrenheit 516. The camp, hosted by the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, brought together Junior Firefighters from Nassau County, New York and Haverlah, Germany for a week of intense training.
From August 23-25, the German Academic International Network (GAIN) will hold its 19th annual conference, GAIN19, hosting over 500 participants from science, industry, academia, and politics in San Francisco, California. GAIN19 educates international researchers about opportunities for academic careers and funding in Germany.
This year, as a part of Wunderbar Together, a group of 14 junior firefighters and 3 supervisors from the Jugendfeuerwehr Haverlah in Lower Saxony, Germany joined their American counterparts for Camp Fahrenheit 516 in Nassau County, New York.
Oktoberfest may not be kicking off in Munich until next month, but here in the US, Wiesn in a Box has been bringing the spirit of the famous Bavarian festival to the American heartland all year! As a part of Wunderbar Together, the Pop-Up Biergarten will be traveling to dozens of cities and towns from coast to coast to serve up traditional hot pretzels and ice-cold Hofbräu beer on tap!
Every German living in the US has a unique story to tell. Why did they choose to move across the Atlantic? What difficulties did they face? What opportunities did they find? For more than 18,000 German-Americans, another question is: why New York City? German in New York – a bilingual podcast – explores the experiences of German immigrants and their relationship with New York City.