90 years ago, American Donald B. Watt started an international exchange project – “The Experiment in International Living” – to promote cross-cultural understanding and peaceful coexistence. Today, 90 years later, the German branch of the oldest non-profit exchange organization “Experiment – Dein Austauschorganisation” pursues the same goals and is committed to tolerance, mutual understanding and peace. . Values that should be at the center of attention right now. In order to give even more people the opportunity for this valuable intercultural exchange, the association awards two full scholarships (excluding flights) for a three-month voluntary service in Ecuador or Mexico in the anniversary year.
The scholarships are provided by the estate of Christiane Wolff, honorary member of the association, and her husband Heimbert. During their lifetime, the two have worked as volunteers for international understanding and have been host families for a total of approximately 7,000 international guests. Ms. Wolff received the Federal Cross of Merit for her outstanding volunteer commitment. It has always been important to her that the intercultural exchange continues and that as many young people as possible have this valuable experience. Thanks to the grants, two volunteers now have the chance to make their own contribution to a more tolerant world.
Cosmopolitan and interested people between the ages of 18 and 29 who want to do a three-month voluntary service in Mexico or Ecuador can apply until May 20, 2022. Departure will take place between summer 2022 and spring 2023. Details about the application can be found on the association’s website https://www.experiment-ev.de/freiwilligendienst/stipendien. The contact person at the Bonn office is Ana Klähn (0228 9572218, email@example.com).
The goal of Germany’s oldest non-profit exchange organization, Experiment eV, has been the exchange between people of all cultures, religions and age groups for 90 years. Experiment is the German member of “The Experiment in International Living” (EIL). Every year, more than 2,000 participants travel abroad and to Germany with experiences. Cooperation partners include the Federal Foreign Office, the US Embassy, the DAAD, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the German Bundestag, the Goethe Institute and the Mercator Foundation.
Carola Orti von Havranek
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