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German-American Friendship – Be part of it!

Germany and the United States are wunderbar together. The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) shows our belief in the strength of the transatlantic partnership and casts a spotlight on the deep ties between our two countries and their people.

Starting on October 3rd, 2018, the Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) will explore the collaboration between Germany and USA in all areas of the society - ranging from business and industry to politics, education, culture, science, civil society, and sports and lifestyle.Get more information on the official website of  the German-American friendship:


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The German language

Did you know that for around 200 years, the US almost adopted German as its official language? As you learn German, you may come across some English terms.

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Working and living in Germany

Looking for new professional challenges? We can show you in which fields of work international experts like you are being sought after in Germany. Find out about current job offers and the possibilities for working in Germany that are open to you.

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Online workshops: how does it work?

Working and living in Germany – join our online workshop and explore your options!

Our next  "Make it in Germany" online workshop that encompasses two topics: "Working and Living in Germany" as well as "A Successful Appli­cation in Germany", will be held on Wednesday, the 20th of February 2019 from 5pm to 7pm CET. Expert from the Federal Employment Agency will provide you with important information and will have enough time to answer your questions after the presentations.

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How does it work?

Register today! Participation is free of charge.
The presentations will be streamed live from Germany. Participants can send their registration form to:

How to register?

1) Fill out the registration form.

Note: The registration form is available as an editable online PDF document. Please note that the PDF document can only be reliably opened, edited, and downloaded if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download Adobe Acrobat free of charge at

2) Select the module you would like to join.
3) Send the completed online form to our e-mail address provided above.
4) You will receive a confirmation with further information on the event.
5) All you need is to be connected to the internet.

Topics of the presentation

Module I: The presentation will give nsight on the German labor market and career opportunities. You will learn about entry and residence regulations, job prospects and specific challenges - for example the knowledge of the German language. We will give you information about the education and training system, as well as on the recognition of foreign university degrees and professional qualifications.

Module II: This part focuses on the application process. You will learn about how to apply for a job in Germany and what it takes to be well prepared for an interview. 

Who can take part in the online workshop?

University graduates and professionals who are interested in working and living in Germany can register for this workshop. The information presented could also be of interest to Americans of German heritage or with close ties to Germany. Basically everyone who is interested in Germany or interested in making a career in Germany can register.


For more information please contact:
Tanja Ritter and Jeannette von Zelewski
Phone: +49 228 713 1313
Fax: +49 228 713 1400

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I made it! This is my success story

Marie from the USA shares her „I made it“ success story. Watch and learn more about her work and life in Germany.

Germany in the USA

Find the contact and services of German institutions in the USA.

To worldmap is the German government’s portal for qualified professionals from around the world. The portal, which can be browsed in a variety of different languages, offers information for those interested in moving to Germany – starting with preparations in the home country, to the actual move, to the first steps to be taken in Germany. 

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By calling our toll-free number you will receive individual advice in German or English on topics such as job and career, recognition of foreign professional qualifications, vocational training and study in Germany.


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