Learning German - Off to New Horizons!
Internationale Deutscholympiade 2022, © Goethe Institut | Andreas Dahn
The Internationale Deutscholympiade (IDO), a program of the Goethe-Institut, is the world's largest German language competition.
The final round takes place every two years at different venues in Germany.
The aim of the IDO is to promote young international talents and to inspire young people abroad for the German language, to strengthen tolerance among each other and to open doors to German culture and civil society for the participants.
The participants, who first have to qualify in a national contest, will then be guests in Germany for a two-week program. There, the best German learners of the qualifying rounds compete for the first three places among the world's best.
Interesting workshops are waiting for the participants, getting to know Germany through encounters with young people, artists and cultural professionals as well as an interesting cultural program. The competition is in line with the Olympic ideal of peaceful coexistence and the richness of the world's diverse cultures.
Are you also interested in an exciting competition with the opportunity to meet young people from all over the world and spend two weeks together in Germany? The last German Olympics with more than 100 students from over 50 countries has just ended in Hamburg. Check out what the alumni have to say about the German Olympics and how the participants spent their two weeks in Germany!