One of our transatlantic programs brings a group of students from Germany to the U.S. for a two-month study and internship program. Previously, the program consisted of a two-week summer school and a six-week internship with additional cultural events and social activities. Since the current pandemic made international travel impossible, we revamped our fellowship program and turned it into a digital certificate program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. In our presentation, we would like to cover strategies to keep students engaged and discuss how we redesigned our program with a stronger focus on creative skills and career planning.

Authors: Peter Rosenbaum, Long Do Hoang

Bio: Peter Rosenbaum is the Executive Director the New York office of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), a consortium of TU Dortmund University, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prior to joining UA Ruhr, Peter was the Educational Liaison at the Goethe-Institut New York.