At this point in time, any teacher at an elementary, middle or high school in or near San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Washington DC can participate in the program. The only requirement is that you and your students would love to find out more about modern-day Germany.
How can I make sure the Ambassadors talk about topics my students are interested in?
Every ambassador provides us with his/her profile where they list their hobbies and interests as well as the topics they would like to discuss with your students. So if your students want to talk about the German music scene we’ll find you an ambassador who’s interested in German pop, rock and hip hop.
How much time and energy do I need to spend on preparing for the visit?
Very little! You fill out the Registration Form and we find you an ambassador whose schedule and interests match yours. We’ll provide you with the ambassador’s contact info so you can talk to him/her directly about the details of the visit. And that’s it! We’ll also ask you to send us some feedback on the visit because we’re constantly trying to improve the program.
What are the costs involved in having an Ambassador come to my school?
None! The Ambassadors are volunteers and don’t expect any pay. We’ll reimburse them for their travel expenses and also make sure they bring some “goodies” for your students when they come visit.
What’s my role during the visit?
Our Ambassadors are not certified teachers with hundreds of hours of classroom experience. They’ll come to your school completely prepared for their presentation but they’ll appreciate it if you also prepare the visit with your students. Go with your students over questions they may want to ask and help facilitate the discussion during the visit.
How do I get started?
Please fill out the Registration Form for Teachers and we’ll get the ball rolling. Usually it takes just a couple of weeks before the first ambassador comes to your school!