International German Olympics (IDO)
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.
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.
|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|
PrizesAt 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.