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.
When it comes to the West's engagement in Afghanistan, the field of education is a success. German organizations have played a large role. They're hoping for more time - and aren't necessarily worried about the Taliban.
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.
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.
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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