what is kulturweit?
The international cultural voluntary service of the German Commission for UNESCO offers young people from Germany aged 18 through 26 the opportunity to get involved in Germany's foreign culture and education policy for the duration of six or twelve months. During the course, all volunteers are financially supported and accompanied by seminars - this way kulturweit is open to all young people!
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think and act globally
kulturweit promotes civic involvement of young people, conveys transcultural competences and advocates a cosmopolitan society in accordance with UNESCO.
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who can participate?
If young people in Germany have the formal and personal prerequisites as well as the time necessary, then nothing should prevent them from sending us their application.
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our volunteers
kulturweit volunteers are exposed to many new and interesting experiences.
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lasting involvement
With the work of the alumni and a variety of opportunities for further education and involvement, kulturweit strengthens civic involvement and promotes lifelong learning – way beyond the volunteer service.
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a strong network
kulturweit is the voluntary service within the framework of Germany’s foreign cultural relations and education policy. kulturweit volunteers are committed to support our partners worldwide.
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picture power
Get a better idea: We will show you who we are, what we do and where we are active. All photos of our seminars, events and projects can be found on Flickr.
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kulturweit volunteers engage in promoting education, science and culture worldwide.
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April 2017

Application deadline for a departure in March of the following year

May 2017

Preliminary selection by kulturweit

approx. 4 weeks
June – August 2017

Final selection by the partner organisations

approx. 10 weeks
August – November 2017

Post selection

approx. 15 weeks
March 2018

Beginning of the voluntary service






Who can

Ready for surprises and a change of perspective?
Who can participate?
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During more than 20 seminar days, all volunteers
benefit from the kulturweit educational programme.
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kulturweit promotes the competences of its alumni
and provides further training to former volunteers.
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kulturweit volunteers are committed
to support our partners worldwide.
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