International German Olympics (IDO)

IDO 2020 finals at Goethe-Institut Chicago © Goethe-Institut Chicago

Take part in IDO - the world's biggest German language competition!

Following the Motto ZEIG DER WELT WAS DU KANNST! we are looking for two students to represent the USA at the world finals of the IDO in Hamburg. They will show their German language and culture skills in a competition with students from 75 countries.

REGISTRATION
The Goethe-Institut and the International German Teachers' Association (IDV) invite students from the U.S. to participate in the two national pre-rounds and thereby qualify for the international finals in Hamburg. In addition to competing to be the world's best German learners, the IDO is about learning about and understanding other cultures.
 

Date EVENT
until 15. October, 2021 Registration deadline for participation in the national pre-round USA
15.- 25. October 2021 Students receive access codes for the learning platform
25.-31. October 2021 National pre-round: Solving the online tasks
until 10. November 2021 Notification to schools about participation in the national finals 
03.-04. December 2021 National finals at the Goethe-Institut Chicago (16 students)
25. July - 05. August 2021 International finals in Hamburg, Germany

Prizes

At the National Preliminary Round in the USA, the top sixteen finishers will win prizes and the trip, meals, program and overnight stay to the USA finals in Chicago.
The top two U.S. Olympians and one accompanying teacher will receive a scholarship to travel to Hamburg in the summer of 2022, including airfare, lodging, meals and program. The winners of the International German Olympics will receive youth course scholarships in Germany in the summer of 2023. 
   

REVIEW LAST IDO  

In 2020, Eban, a student from Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia, and Benjamin, a student from Wellesley High School in Massachusetts, participated in the virtual IDO finals for the USA. Eban won gold at the A2 level!
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IMPRESSIONS FROM THE IDO USA FINALS IN CHICAGO 2019



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