Transatlantic Outreach Program


Thank you for your interest in the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) and in our 2-week, all-expenses-paid, summer study tours to Germany. The applications for our 2017 study tour fellowships just went live on our website last week, and we are happy to share those links with you now:


General Information and Frequently Asked Questions:


Social Studies Application:


STEM Application:


You will also find useful information about the program and our study tours in the most recent edition of our newsletter, Modern Germany Update:


The Transatlantic Outreach Program helps social studies and STEM educators in the United States and Canada teach about contemporary Germany so that young people are exposed to a nuanced and balanced view of this important international partner. Based at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC, the TOP team promotes education, dialogue, and experience on topics such as the German school system, German and EU politics, sustainability projects, and corporate social responsibility, as well as culture, history, and geography.  Each summer, TOP takes approximately 100 educators to Germany on 6 different tours, where they explore these topics in-depth for two weeks.


We encourage you to consider applying for a study tour this coming summer.  We have already begun brainstorming the cities we want to take our participants to and the topics we would like to study on the tours. It’s going to be an amazing summer of in-depth professional development in Germany and we hope to have you along for the adventure!


The application deadline is February 3, 2017.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the program, or tours, or the application process.


Kind regards,


Jenny Windell
Public Relations and Alumni Coordinator
Transatlantic Outreach Program
1990 K Street, NW
Suite 03
Washington, DC  20006

Tel: 202-847-4713