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Germany's New Image | DAAD Study | University Placement Program | Students' Corner
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The vic­tory at the World Cup in Brazil has left a few traces be­hind. Black, red and gold flags and oth­er sports paraphernalia are still hanging from cars and liv­ing room win­dows. The joy over the fourth world title is tre­mend­ous and has helped to make a sum­mer fairy tale come true. After 24 years, Ger­many is once again the world cham­pi­on. Cer­tainly a cause to cel­eb­rate – but there is sur­pris­ingly little eu­phor­ia.

did deutsch-institut Even more sur­pris­ing is how the in­ter­na­tion­al press used the World Cup title as an op­por­tun­ity to identi­fy Ger­many as a role mod­el for oth­ers. Shortly after the fi­nal game ended, the Brit­ish "Guard­i­an" de­clared that the title win un­der­scored Ger­many's su­peri­or­ity in al­most every area. Even the European edi­tion of the US news magazine "New­s­week" was en­titled: "Wel­come to the Ger­man Cen­tury".

The in­ter­na­tion­al press es­pe­cially re­cog­nizes as as­sets Ger­many's mod­el "so­cial mar­ket" eco­nomy, the pree­m­in­ent role of the middle class and the Ger­man sys­tem of vo­ca­tion­al train­ing. In ad­di­tion, the Ger­mans' ex­traordin­ary aptitude for tack­ling prob­lems head-on is ad­mired. The World Cup vic­tory is a good ex­ample of the typ­ic­al Ger­man ap­proach: "Identi­fy a prob­lem, ana­lyze it, solve it".

It’s only nat­ur­al that Ger­mans are much more crit­ic­al of them­selves than oth­ers, and with all of the out­side ad­mir­a­tion, find myri­ad reas­ons for dis­sat­is­fac­tion. But of course, everything really de­pends upon one's own per­son­al ap­prais­al, so for that reas­on, it would be best if you cre­ated your own im­pres­sion of Ger­many by vis­it­ing one of our in­sti­tutes in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Mu­nich!

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@did.de
Welcome to the German Century
Ger­man Aca­dem­ic Ex­change Ser­vice University Place­ment Program Students' Corner
International student
numbers rise

The most re­cent study by the Ger­man Aca­dem­ic Ex­change Ser­vice (DAAD) doc­u­ments
how at­tract­ive Ger­man col­leges and uni­versit­ies have be­come to for­eign­ers. Ex­actly 187,027 inter­na­tion­al stu­dents were enrolled in Ger­man in­sti­tu­tions of high­er learn­ing in the past year. That is ap­prox­im­ately 25% more than five years ago and double the num­ber en­rolled as re­cently as ten years ago. With this, Ger­many now ranks third be­hind the USA and Great Bri­tain on the in­ter­na­tion­al desirab­il­ity scale. Read more about the DAAD study here.
You can also study
in Germany!

In our University Place­ment Pro­gram in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Mu­nich, we of­fer you the op­por­tun­ity to be­come com­pre­hens­ively in­formed about Ger­many's uni­versity sys­tem and its ap­plic­a­tion pro­cess for ad­mis­sion. In ad­di­tion to provid­ing in­di­vidu­al coun­sel­ing with re­gard to field of study and col­lege or uni­versity loc­a­tion, we will also re­view your aca­dem­ic re­sume, with an eye to­wards max­im­iz­ing your chances of be­ing ac­cep­ted for ad­mis­sion in­to the Ger­man sys­tem. Further in­form­a­tion about this pro­gram can be found here.
Students' Corner
Why Hamburg?

Jethro from Great Bri­tain: "As a Ger­man teach­er, it is im­port­ant that I keep im­prov­ing my German skills. I be­came aware of did deutsch-in­sti­tut on the Inter­net and was drawn to the pro­gram right away. I have previ­ously spent time in the North of Germany, and wanted to get to know Ham­burg in a bet­ter way, be­cause I like the cul­ture in north­ern Ger­many very much. As usu­al, I really en­joyed my time in Ger­many. I got to know a lot of nice people. And the Ger­man course at did deutsch-in­sti­tut was really super!" Read more
STM Star Awards 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012
In 2012, did deutsch-institut was awarded for the fifth time the Study Travel Magazine Star Award in the category German Lan­guage School, just as it was in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. We thank our partners and customers very much for their support. Info & Video

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