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2017 German Exchange Students On Their Way

Leaving Germany for Australia and New Zealand, the first group of German exchange students of 2017 met at Frankfurt Airport to take their flights bound for Melbourne and Sydney.  Those students with host families in New South Wales and Victoria were welcomed at the airport by their host families and host siblings.  Students traveling on to Queensland, Western Australia and New Zealand were welcomed by former exchange students of the German Australia Student Society  (GASS) before continuing their journey.

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2017 AGA-Goethe Fellowship

 

Applications for the AGA-Goethe Fellowship are now open until 4 June 2017.  The AGA-Goethe Fellowship is an annual award supporting young tertiary qualified Australians to undertake a research project in Germany and report on their work on returning to Australia.

 

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President of German Bundestag at SAGSE Gala Dinner

SAGSE awarded the 2016 scholarships to the recipients from Victoria at a very enjoyable Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony held in the presence of the President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert and the German Ambassador to Australia, Dr. Anna Prinz.

 

 

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2017 marks SAGSE 50th Anniversary

Do not forget to mark your calendar: In 2017, SAGSE will cellebrate its 50th Anniversary since in 1967 Fritz von Einem Joosten founded the organization in Melbourne.

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First Year Student Report

Reflecting on events one year after going to Germany, on behalf of the 2015/16 Jahrgang, Chelsea Dutt describes the impressions the exchange left on her and her fellow stipis in her speech at the Gala Dinner.

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1976 Exchange Students reunite

Scholarship winners who travelled to Germany in 1976 reunited for their 40th anniversary at this year's SAGSE Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony.

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Newsletter Welcome Message

Looking back on 2016, SAGSE has seen a number of important developments through the year.

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2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's Victorian Scholarship Recipients: On Friday 14th October, the 2016 winners were awarded their scholarships at the SAGSE Annual Gala Dinner hosted at the Park Hyatt Melbourne in the presence of the President of the Bundestag, Prof. Norbert Lammert, the German Ambassador to Australia, Dr. Anna Prinz and other distinguished guests from Germany and Australia.

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SAGSE Students arrive in Germany

 

This year’s SAGSE student group has arrived in Germany. After a long trip representatives of GDANSA Germany welcomed the group from Australia and New Zealand at Frankfurt Airport in Germany before students traveled to the destinations of their host families.

 

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Host Families for 2017

Applications from interested families to host a Germany exchange student in 2017 are now open.  Families from all regions across NSW, ACT and VIC are welcome to apply.  The second round of applications are now open!


 



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German Day Out

The German Day Out at Melbourne City Town Hall organised by the Goethe Institut and the Association of German Teachers of Victoria (AGTV) again was a great success.  Hundreds of school students who study German in school learned about the many opportunities that learning the language provides.

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Passing of Detlef Kramer †

SAGSE remembers Detlef Kramer, past Federal President of the Society passing away earlier this year after long illness.  In his role, Detlef established a close relationship between interstate committees and with the reciprocal society in Germany.  Our thoughts are with his wife Wendy and the entire family. 

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The Status of German Language Education in Victoria

SAGSE is unique in offering school students learning German a lengthy, funded stay in Germany. The scholarship offers benefits for students’ German language skills, social competency and

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Stewart Morrison

As a 2002-2003 SAGSE Scholarship Winner (Allianz), my days as a “Gassie” are numbered, and I am now almost certainly an OLGAss (old GASSie) or more formally, a member of the SAGSE Alumni.

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Egon Vetter

At the SAGSE AGM earlier this year, Egon Vetter retired from the SAGSE Committee after fifteen years of dedicated service as the President

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Das NETZwerk

Das NETZwerk connects members of SAGSE and the Australian-German Association (AGA) to build relationships and promote personal growth through shared experiences.

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2015 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulate this years Victorian Scholarship recipients: Following the award dinner at the 2015 banquet hosted at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne, the winners left for Germany in November 2015 and returned to Australia in February 2016 ...read more

Welcome Message

Welcome to the first online SAGSE newsletter.

Following the retirement of Egon Vetter at the AGM, I was given the honor and responsibility to continue working with the scholarship exchange organization which started here in Melbourne in 1967. 

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Archived Newsletters

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