Undertaking virtual travels across the country, inviting others to “ask-me-anything,” or playing games to practice the supposedly unmasterable German language – on October 3, Germans speakers will visit schools across the U.S. to provide young Americans with a fresh perspective on contemporary Germany.
This year more than 150 “citizen ambassadors” and schools across 45 states will participate in “Meet-a-German,” which is a greater number of speakers in more regions than last year.
Created last year as a kick-off event for the Year of the German-American Friendship, “Meet-a-German” is now scheduled as part of its grand finale. It is organized by Fulbright Germany in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).
Meet-a-German’s greater popular success this year shows that there is a thriving interest in cultural dialogue.