A cross-border exchange program allows elementary school teachers from Germany and France to trade places for four years. It means children are taught by native speakers and can get acquainted with a different culture.
Recently, in Buenos Aires, there was no ketchup to be had for days anywhere in the Argentine capital. Rigid foreign exchange controls not only made US dollars scarce, but also import items like tomato sauce.
Compared to issues connected to trade and the economy, cultural exchange between Germany and China happens more on a superficial level. An event in Cologne, however, showed how 'critical dialogue' works.
Katya Sharova is an interpreter and German teacher from Samara, Russia. She visited the city of Freiburg im Breisgau during a two-week student exchange program.
Young Arab men and women with an interest in promoting democracy in their homelands are spending a month as guests of the German parliament in Berlin.
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