The Association

Since 1984, the Robert Bosch Foundation has enabled more than 550 young American professionals to gain an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural environment in Germany and Europe, through an intensive year-long fellowship program. Fellows complete placements at leading institutions, attend seminars, and receive intensive language training. Candidates are chosen on a competitive basis from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management.

When the first group of fellows returned from Germany in 1985, they formed the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA) – a vibrant professional network through which alumni stay informed on issues relevant to transatlantic relations within the United States, Germany and the greater European Union.

The RBFAA holds annual meetings that feature prominent guests from both Germany and the United States. The organization also sponsors regional events to promote ongoing German-American dialogue on a broad spectrum of sociopolitical issues.

Fellows automatically become members of the RBFAA upon completion of the program. For more information about the RBFAA, please contact the Alumni Coordinator Michelle Kulikauskas at Cultural Vistas.

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