BYU-Idaho student named Young Ambassador for German Academic Exchange Services

October 24, 2012

Writer: Ben Burke

A Brigham Young University-Idaho student has been named a Young Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Services during the 2012-13 school year.

Lindsey Pruden, a senior studying chemistry, received the honor of being an ambassador after traveling to Germany this past summer through the German exchange program to complete an internship. While there she worked as a member of a research group at the University of Paderborn researching composite materials for data storage and electronics.

The German Academic Exchange Services - or DAAD, the acronym for its German name - picks 40 students per year from the United States and Canada to promote their 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, many of which are taught in English. Each year approximately 74,000 students participate in this program.

"I am very excited about this opportunity to share this wonderful experience with my friends and classmates. This is a really great opportunity to share my love for Germany and a great and affordable one for students to participate in," Pruden says. 

Anyone interested in learning more about internship or study opportunities in Germany can contact Lindsey at