Viel Spass im Sommer!

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates and Medal Award Winners! See you in the Fall.

A Visit at the German Consulate General in New York

On April 11, 2016, Kai Tomzig, Vizekonsul for Cultural Affairs at the German Consulate in New York, hosted 18 students from the German-American-School.

Students from the 4th and 7th grade in New York spent an afternoon with German Vizekonsul Tomzig.
Students from the 4th and 7th grade in New York spent an afternoon with German Vizekonsul Tomzig.
The students from Mrs. Perlman’s 4th and 7th grade in New York spent the afternoon with Mr. Tomzig. Initially, the German-American-School and Mr. Tomzig had planned a basic introduction to German life and society, but within the first few minutes it became clear that the students had more in mind.

Sitting in the impressive conference room with its splendid view of the East Side – and in close proximity to the microphones – the students soon lost interest in the view: After Mr. Tomzig gave an informative overview of Germany, the students turned on their microphones and peppered Mr. Tomzig with interesting and frequently challenging questions: “How does Germany maintain its social net?” “Who pays for all the benefits that Germans get?” “How are Germans taxed?” “How does Germany maintain population growth?” “How does the refugee/immigration situation impact Schengen?“

These were just a few of the stimulating questions, all of which Mr. Tomzig answered to the students’ satisfaction. The two hours went by quickly. As the students left the meeting, they asked when they could come back: This time to get a tour of the Consulate itself — and to engage in another exchange with Mr. Tomzig.

German-American-School is very grateful to Mr. Tomzig and the Consulate for having hosted our pupils.