Check out these links if you have a desire to study, work, volunteer or just travel in German-speaking countries!
Explore - Experience - Enjoy
http://www.volunteergermany.org/ This organization oversees volunteer or internship-type opportunities without costing an arm and a leg.
Almost every college has an exchange program or study-abroad program for their students. Take advantage of a semester or year abroad. Often the costs are not much more than that same time here in the US.
American Association of Teachers of German
Their web page features some opportunities for post UHS study and work in Germany.
(CBYX is the program Katja is currently with in Leipzig. --rsb)
These websites were given by German World magazine: April 292012 by GW Editorial Staff
Selection made by Yasmin Bar-Zemer
SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS -- some are duplicates from above.
Here are some great opportunities for college students.
Highly recommended are:)
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TWO-WEEK LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN GERMAN
Käthe Wilson Scholarship (scholarship for a German honor society enrollee)
The Congress – Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
Student Stipends and Scholarships (Non-AATG)
Kinder lernen Deutsch
AATG GERMAN STUDY PROGRAM
Below you will find various websites with scholarships, grants and money opportunities. Please read them carefully!!!!!
For students with Jewish Heritage/Background
National opportunities. There aren't very many scholarship opportunities that are open to Jewish students across the United States, and most of these have requirements other than simply a Jewish background. Here are a few available national scholarships.
* Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest. This essay contest is for middle and high school students, and involves writing a 250-1500 word essay on a given topic related to Judaism. Awards are between $750 - $1800. For more information, contact the foundation at P.O. Box 234428, Great Neck, New York 11023.
* The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. This organization offers three scholarships to high school seniors who are direct descendants of members. Awards range from $500-$1000. To qualify, students need to be accepted to an accredited college or university, in the top 25% of their class, and active in extracurricular activities and the Jewish community. For more information, call 202-265-6280.
* Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund was created in memory of a young woman who was killed in a terrorist attack while studying in Israel. Annual awards are given to students who are not currently in Israel but who plan to study there. Preference is given to students of religious studies. For more information, call 973-736-3200.
Read more at Suite101: Scholarships for Jewish Students: How to Find Grant, Scholarship, and Financial Aid Opportunities
For students with Muslim Heritage/Background