Featured Partner: German International Schools
September 5, 2019
The Central Agency for Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen or ZfA) of the German Federal Office of Administration supports more than 140 German schools abroad mainly in public-private partnership. These schools, six of which are in the USA, give students the opportunity to pursue the German Language Certificate (DSD). German schools abroad are typically modeled as international schools and are not only open to children of Germans working abroad. Three out of four pupils are from the respective host countries or other non-German backgrounds, which gives them the chance to familiarize themselves with German culture and language.
The German International Schools in the United States are very active in their communities and teach students about the German language as well as German history and modern German culture. Wunderbar Together is proud to partner with some of the German International Schools in the US.
Here’s a look at the creative projects that these schools are putting on during the Year of German-American Friendship:
The GISC hosted a German Education and Science Fair that brought together local actors with an interest in promoting Germany as a land of innovative research and high-quality education. Fourth grade students at the German International School Chicago researched environmental issues and presented their findings to their peers and the wider community during the school’s Spring Concert and Art Show in May.
The GISNY hosted its first Intercultural Science Fair with students from neighboring elementary schools, including the French-American School, Kensico Public School, and the Solomon Schechter School, a local Jewish school. This event put a spotlight on many important scientific topics in the field of environmental issues and sustainability.
The GISSV hosted a traditional German Lantern Festival and a German Holiday market, which both featured authentic German food and drink such as Glühwein, Stollen, and Würste. The events offered participants a chance to learn about festive events in German in a cozy way with lights, music, and crafts!
The GISP will partner with Wunderbar Together to put on the final stop of the Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour in October 2019. GISP will put on various programming events for students, including games and workshops designed to highlight the German-American friendship.
The GISW hosted a career fair for its students as part of their career development program. Representatives from local companies, organizations, and universities spoke with students to showcase what opportunities are open to them in the world of German-American relations.
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