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German-American Friendship – Be part of it!

Germany and the United States are wunderbar together. The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) shows our belief in the strength of the transatlantic partnership and casts a spotlight on the deep ties between our two countries and their people.

Starting on October 3rd, 2018, the Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) will explore the collaboration between Germany and USA in all areas of the society - ranging from business and industry to politics, education, culture, science, civil society, and sports and lifestyle.Get more information on the official website of  the German-American friendship:


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Online workshops: how does it work?

To support the  Year of the German-American Friendship, the Federal Employment Agency would will like to present “Make it in Germany” with a series of online workshops around the topics: Working, living and successful job application in Germany. The online workshops will be hosted by our cooperation partners in the USA from October 5th 2018 to September 30th 2019. The presentations will be streamed live from Germany. Participants will be on the grounds to follow each presentation and thereafter be given room for questions and answers.


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Online workshop I: The presentation will give an insight on German labor market and career opportunities. You will learn about entry and residence regulations, job prospects and specific challenges - for example the knowledge of the German language. We will give you information about the education and training system, as well as on recognition of foreign university degrees and professional qualifications.

Online workshop II: This part focuses on the application process. You will learn about how to apply for a job in Germany and what it takes to be well prepared for an interview. 

Who can join our online workshops? 

Qualified professionals and university graduates who are interested in working and living in Germany can attend this workshop at a Goethe Institute of their choice as mentioned in the list above. The information presented could be of interest to Americans of German heritage or with close ties to Germany. Basically everyone who is interested in Germany or taking up employment in Germany is eligible to attend.

For more information please contact:

Bundesagentur für Arbeit
Zentrale Auslands-und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)
Villemombler Straße 76
53123 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228 713 – 1313

The German language

Did you know that for around 200 years, the US almost adopted German as its official language? As you learn German, you may come across some English terms.


Germany in the USA

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To worldmap is the German government’s portal for qualified professionals from around the world. The portal, which can be browsed in a variety of different languages, offers information for those interested in moving to Germany – starting with preparations in the home country, to the actual move, to the first steps to be taken in Germany. 


By calling our toll-free number you will receive individual advice in German or English on topics such as job and career, recognition of foreign professional qualifications, vocational training and study in Germany.



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