Information Session: Martin Luther Schule
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
at 11:30 AM
Buntrock Commons, 144 Grieg Room
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Andrea Kubinski


Dear Graduating Seniors and underclass who are interested in learning more,

Making plans (or thinking about getting started) for next year?, either way, please stop by BC 144 on Thursday, November 8 from 11:30-12:30 (bring your cafe tray) for an information session on the Martin Luther Schule Teacher Award to teach English at the Martin Luther Schule (Gymnasium) in Rimbach, Germany.

Applications are open to students across all disciplines and the award pays round trip travel to Rimbach (north of Heidelberg) as well as tuition for a summer language course in Heidelberg before the teaching appointment begins Mid-August to Mid-July 2013-14.

CHECK IT OUT! the Martin Luther Schule teacher blog, Luke Obermann (class of 2012), with running commentary from arrival to teaching, community, and travel experiences at the MLS. It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that the applications are open to students across the disciplines and that the language requirement in German does not have to be met at the time of application. We have set the application deadline for December 1 in the Fall Term and announce the Award by December 15, so that a candidate without basic German proficiency can begin plans to meet this requirement during January and the Spring Term.

This program is organized much like the Fulbright teacher stipends but with a much higher level of personal familiarity as it has been the home to Ole teachers of English since German post WWII reconstruction in 1948, when the St. Olaf Student Government financed the travel for the first Ole English teacher to the MLS, then a private academy of the Evangelical Church. Today the MLS is much like any other state run Gymnasium with strong focus on a liberal arts curriculum as we know it at St. Olaf College, indeed with "Schwerpunkt Muski" on its letterhead. HAVE A LOOK! the Piper Center for Vocation and Career website at Rimbach with dates for application, and links to additional information I'll bring some hard copies of the application for your review to the info session as well as some MLS student Yearbooks, maps, and regional books that will give you an impression of the teaching assignments and living environment. Please let me or Prof. Charles Huff, know if you can not come to the session but are still interested in an application, due, December 1, 2011. Best wishes, Prof. Fink, German, Former Chair, MLS Selection Committee; and Prof. Huff, Psychology, New Chair, MLS Selection Committee

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