Dal's First Ever DAAD Young Ambassador

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Posted by German Department on May 9, 2018 in News
Rachel Colquhoun, our first ever DAAD ambassador
Rachel Colquhoun, our first ever DAAD ambassador

Rachel Colquhoun, a Dalhousie/ King’s student majoring in German with a minor in Contemporary Studies, has been selected to serve as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) liaison for the 2018-19 year.

To qualify for this role, students must have spent two months studying or interning in Germany. Last year, Rachel took part in the ‘Canadian Summer School in Germany’ program, a six-week intensive language course held in Kassel – and right now she’s in Germany again. This time she is in Berlin completing the month-long course ‘Memory, Politics, Place: Germany’s 20th century’ (GERM/CTMP3610.06), led by University of King’s College professor Sarah Clift.

DAAD Young Ambassadors help to promote opportunities to study in Germany by working with their universities' study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students, and organizing their own events on campus. As part of the program, all the 2018-19 Young Ambassadors are invited to New York City to participate in a four-day seminar addressing intercultural communications, presentation skills and marketing. So Rachel will be heading off to New York in August - we can’t wait to see what promotions she is planning for the coming year!