August 25, 2003 - CDS International, Inc: Mongolia RPCV Susan E. Boedy awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for 2003-2004

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Mongolia RPCV Susan E. Boedy awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for 2003-2004

Mongolia RPCV Susan E. Boedy awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for 2003-2004


Susan Boedy (RPCV Mongolia '96 - '98) awarded Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship

New York, August 15, 2003 - Susan E. Boedy, RPCV Mongolia '96 - '98, has been awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for 2003-2004.

A joint German-American committee selected Boedy for an intensive 9-month work and study program from a competitive field of applicants. Since 1984, over 300 Americans have been given this unique opportunity to contribute to the long-term stabilization and growth of German-American relations.

Through this fellowship program, Boedy will join a group of 20 American leaders who receive up to 8 months of intensive German language training prior to the fellowship, complete two executive-level internships in the public and private sector, and participate in three seminars focusing on contemporary, German and European issues. Internships vary according to professional field and are in such key German institutions as the Federal Government, the Federal Parliament, headquarters of private corporations, major German media, and cultural institutions. Boedy will be abroad from May 2003 - May 2004.

The program is designed for professionals between the ages of 23 and 34 who hold a Master's degree in the fields of Public Policy/Affairs, Political Science, Law, Business Administration, Economics, and Journalism/Mass Communications. The Fellows receive a generous monthly stipend of EURO 1,800 and limited benefits. Through their professional experience, trips, lectures and related seminars in Germany, Brussels, France, the Czech Republic and other European Countries, the Fellows gain a meaningful understanding of issues facing the European Union and Germany today. German language competency is required at the start of the program. If needed, intensive language training will be provided for up to 9 months prior to the start of the program.

As the countries of the world become more interdependent, the Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing American professionals with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe in general and of the Federal Republic of Germany in particular. To further this goal, and to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between the United States and Germany, the Foundation sponsors the Bosch Fellowship Program. Although a prime goal of this program is the advancement of American-German/European relations with special emphasis on the dynamic, contextual changes within the European Union, it, in addition, contributes to the participants' professional competence and expertise, and broadens their cultural horizons.

The Robert Bosch Foundation (Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH), established in 1964, is one of the largest German foundations associated with a private company. It embodies the philanthropic endeavors of founder Robert Bosch (1861-1942) within the structure of the Bosch organization. The Foundation pursues the following purposes: health care, international understanding, social welfare, education, the arts, culture, the humanities, social and natural sciences. Robert Bosch GmbH has a common stock worth 1.2 billion Euro of which 92 percent belongs to the Robert Bosch Foundation. Dividends from Robert Bosch GmbH are allotted to the Robert Bosch Foundation proportionately. From 1964 to 2002 the Foundation provided approximately 581 million Euro for project support, and 44.7 million Euro were appropriated in 2002.

To receive more information or applications, write to CDS International, Inc., 871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017-1814, or visit the website at

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