Culture, Education, Sport
From a German language course in Hanoi to an exhibition opening in Los Angeles, cultural relations and education policy builds bridges to Germany from all over the world. Cultural relations and education policy was not just “a nice add‑on”, Steinmeier said, but also an important part of German foreign policy. The Federal Government’s new report on this issue was presented in the German Bundestag on Thursday (29 September). Cultural relations and education policy: the “third pillar” of German foreign policy.
Cultural relations and education policy: the “third pillar” of German foreign policy
Concerts, youth exchange, cross cultural experiences between Ghana and Germany - the German Embassy in Accra supports cultural projects in Ghana in all its variety.
German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, with 100 million native speakers. Around 15.4 million people are currently learning German as a foreign language around the world, mostly in Europe. Poland, which has 2.28 German learners, is top of the league.
Germany is an increasingly attractive place in which to study, offering international degrees such as Bachelor and Master degrees, courses taught in English and a system which enables credits for attendance and examination passes to be accumulated and transferred.
Studying in Germany
The German Schools Abroad have a much bigger role to play than merely promoting German as a foreign language. Foreign Minister Steinmeier praised the directors of the schools at a meeting in January 2016 in Berlin: "You open up channels of understanding and create the basis for an education which often results in your graduates forming lifelong ties with our countries.”
School and youth exchange
Sport unites generations, nations and cultures. With fairness, tolerance and peaceful competition as its backbone, sport can promote international understanding.