International German Olympics 2022

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Have students take part in the biggest German language competition – die Internationale Deutscholympiade! Students from the U.S. participate in two national preliminary rounds and can qualify for the international finals in Hamburg. The top 16 finishers of the first pre-round win prizes and a stipend to travel to the second pre-round (including trip, meals, program and overnight stay) in Chicago. The top two U.S. German Olympians and one accompanying teacher receive a scholarship to travel to Hamburg in the summer of 2022. Find more info and sign up by October 15!

Following the Motto ZEIG DER WELT WAS DU KANNST! Goethe-Institut are looking for two students to represent the USA at the world finals of the IDO in Hamburg. They will show their German language and culture skills in a competition with students from 75 countries.

until 15. October, 2021 Registration deadline for participation in the national pre-round USA
15.- 25. October 2021 Students receive access codes for the learning platform
25.-31. October 2021 National pre-round: Solving the online tasks
until 10. November 2021 Notification to schools about participation in the national finals
03.-04. December 2021 National finals at the Goethe-Institut Chicago (16 students)
25. July – 05. August 2021 International finals in Hamburg, Germany


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