Cultural Exchange Ambassadors

Please note: applications for the Cultural Exchange Ambassadors Programme 2021-22 will open in September. Register your interest in taking part.

Cultural Exchange Ambassadors are English & German Language Assistants working in the other country. The programme provides Ambassadors with the opportunity to meet each other, partner up and run bilateral projects together.

“This project was definitely one of the highlights from my Year Abroad. It was a great experience for myself and my students.”

  • What do Cultural Exchange Ambassadors do?

    In your role as CEA, you’d work together with a partner or in a small bilateral cluster to:

    • run small joint projects, activities, events or clubs in order to inspire and motivate young people in your schools for the language and culture of the other country
    • enable young people to have direct, meaningful contact with young people in the other country and make lessons come to life through active involvement in joint projects with their peers
    • run at least one project within your school or in conjunction with other schools in the area

    What is a project?

    • Bilateral – projects should be run with a partner Ambassador from the other country, or with an existing partner school
    • Address themes that are of educational value, as well as interesting and relevant for pupils
    • Can be as long or as short as you like! You could run a project for the whole course of your assistantship, or just for a day (e.g. a project day!)
  • What project support is available?

    Alongside dedicated webinars and seminars, UK-German Connection offers the following support for your project throughout your time as an Ambassador:

    • a project fund to support with project activities throughout the year
    • a forum for Ambassadors – for introductions, sharing project ideas, and keeping in touch throughout the year
    • group “check-in” conference calls (online) – Ambassadors can share project updates, discuss any challenges, and generally keep in touch
    • advice and support from programme alumni acting as mentors
    • a dedicated member of staff providing ongoing support throughout the year
  • Programme support

    The Cultural Exchange Ambassadors programme is carried out with the support of the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut. You can find more information on the language assistants programme on their websites:

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions, or would like further information about the programme, please don’t hesitate to contact us: