"Rent an American": Become a Citizen Diplomat
“Rent an American” is a service-learning program focusing on citizen diplomacy and global citizenship. During the school year, the d.a.i. has been facilitating school visits with U.S.-American guests offering German youth the opportunity to learn more about the United States, its history, and culture through your unique perspective. The view of German students in the U.S. is shaped by their textbooks, the news, pop culture, and social media.
It is a two-way street: You get the chance to get out of your comfort zone, visit and learn more about German culture.

Since 2007 hundreds of U.S.-Americans who have been visiting or living in the Tübingen area have traveled around the state of Baden-Württemberg visiting school classes, even kindergartens, and senior learning circles! They have shared images from back home, answered questions on life in the U.S. as a teenager, holiday traditions, or talked about topics such as gun violence, immigration, or the climate crisis.

“Rent an American” is a fun, low-threshold activity that will help you improve your intercultural communication skills, challenge your views on transatlantic relations and global understanding, and break down stereotypes. This experience will put a whole new spin on your stay in Germany! It broadens your horizon and network and can be a door opener for personal or professional endeavors.

Become a citizen diplomat today!

All new participants will attend orientation, a day-long workshop that will cover cross-cultural communication specifics between Germans and Americans. You will learn more about the organizational procedures of the program (matching process, reimbursement of travel expenses, etc.) During orientation, you can connect with other Americans, who live in the area. There is also free pizza and soft drinks!

The next orientation workshop:

Saturday, April 29 2023, from 10 am – 4 pm

at the German-American Institute Tübingen, Karlstrasse 3

To participate in the orientation,, just RSVP indicating your interest below.

For any program-related questions or comments, please send an e-mail to rentanamerican@dai-tuebingen.de

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Last Name, First Name *
Date of Birth *
Email *
German Phone Number *
Street & No. *
Zip Code & Town *
German School/University/Workplace *
Exchange Program *
Grant/Scholarship  *
If you answered "Other" please specify, which scholarship you are receiving.
I'm Probably in Germany Until *
U.S. School/University *
Major(s) and/or Minor(s) *
Intended Degree *
Experience in Teaching and/or Volunteering *
Tell Us a Little About Yourself! *
Which U.S. States Could You Speak About in Class? *
Which Topics Would You Like to Speak About in Class? *
Visits Are Usually Conducted in English. Would You Feel Comfortable Speaking German in the Classroom, If Needed? *
Do You Have Any Special Needs? *
We Offer Orientation Workshops Biannually, the Next One Is on Sat, April 29, 2023, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Are You Able to Participate? A "Yes" will be counted as an RSVP. *
How Did You Hear from US? *
By submitting this form, you agree that your data will be collected and processed to facilitate the "Rent an American" program. The data will be processed by Yasmin Nasrudin, program officer for school outreach at the German American Institute Tuebingen. The collection of data allows us to correspond with you and match you with a third party (a teacher or instructor) to do a school visit. For more information, check out our data policy: https://www.dai-tuebingen.de/datenschutz.html  *
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