Alumni stories

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There are DAAD alumni all over the world. Since 1950, the DAAD has supported more than 2 million academics in their study and research stays abroad. There are countless impressive experiences, encounters and stories to be told.


Here, DAAD alumni report on encounters, places and moments from the time of their stay abroad that they remember best. They tell how their stay abroad changed them personally and what influence the experience abroad had on their professional career.

Alumni Video: Phong Hong from the U.S.

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In his video, DAAD-alumnus Phong Hong tells us what kind of experiences the DAAD made possible for him. During his stay in Germany, he experienced social activism which he continued after returing to the U.S..

Alumni Video: Ahmed Al-Kebesi from Yemen

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Ahmed describes his DAAD scholarship as a great turning point in his life which offered him the possibilty to join a master program in Jordan and a summer school in Germany.

Alumni Video: Alexandra Zavyalova, Mariya Agafonova and Aibike Bekbulatova from Kazakhstan

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Learn how the DAAD scholarship contributed to the personal development of Alexandra, Mariya and Aibike from Kazakhstan. The video is only available in German.