Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA)
Since 1984, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program has enabled over 440 young American professionals to aquire an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and Europe. The nine-month program consists of three seminars across Europe and two work phases, during which fellows complete high level professional placements in major German institutions in the public and private sectors. Seven months of German language training in the U.S. and Berlin are also provided prior to the start of the program in September.
Bosch Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, and closely related areas.
When the first group of fellows returned from Germany 1985, they formed the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA) - a vibrant professional network through which alumni stay informed on issues relevant to transatlantic relations.
The RBFAA holds annual meetings that feature prominent guests from both Germany and United States. The organization also sponsors regional events to promote ongoing German-American dialogue on a broad spectrum of sociopolitical issues.