Virtual Program 2021

Sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the seminar is open to NAFSA and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) members. After a hiatus in 2020 due to health and travel concerns, the BW seminar is back for 2021 as a virtual experience.

This virtual seminar focuses on the German educational system, German-American academic comparability, and student exchange between Germany and the U.S. The online seminar provides virtual visits to institutions in the state of Baden-Württemberg (BW), and virtual breakout rooms will give participants the opportunity to connect with representatives from the wide variety of institutions in the BW higher education landscape. Seminar attendees will also get updates about plans for the next in-person BW Seminar, planned for the fall of 2022.

Recent Participants


The Baden-Württemberg Seminar for Administrators in International Education was an invaluable experience that has immediately enhanced my work as an administrator. As an adviser, the experience has helped me to better connect with international exchange students from Germany and better address and serve their academic needs.

I strongly encourage other NAFSA and AACRAO members to apply for this seminar. It was an extremely well-structured and effective way to learn about, and see firsthand, the different types of German higher education options and the history behind them. The seminar also presented an understanding of the educational journey from kindergarten to higher education, which allowed us to gain a more in-depth understanding of the German higher educational system.

I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and the ongoing benefits of the experience.Kaitlin Ritchie, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

- Jesse Lutabingwa from Appalachian State University shared his blog from his travel in Germany on the Baden-Württemberg Seminar in October 2015.