Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program

The major program sponsored by the New Ulm Sister Cities Commission is the "Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program" with Ulm and Neu Ulm, Germany. The program is named after Hans Joohs, an official from Ulm who was very instrumental in fostering the Sister Cities relationship between the three cities.

Program Overview

The program is focused on allowing young adults following a career track to combine educations, practical work experience, and foreign language skills in another country. Young exchange workers enrich the host employer's workplace by infusing cultural diversity into the office, factory, or shop. Participants live with one or more host families during their stay and learn about life in their host community on a firsthand basis.


November 15th to December 31st, annually, the New Ulm Sister Cities Commission seeks qualified candidates to apply for the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program. The recipient of this award will live 12-weeks in or near the City of Ulm, Germany. The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission will provide transportation to and from Germany and a modest stipend. The cooperating Ulm organizations will provide housing and a paid internship in a job setting or settings based on the recipient's background and interests.

Eligible Ages

Candidates must be within the age group of 18 to 35 years old and show interest in German culture. Applicants should be from the New Ulm, MN area or have ties to New Ulm.


Complete the application and submit to:
New Ulm Sister Cities Commission
100 N Broadway
New Ulm MN 56073
(507) 359-8233