Today's Scholars. Tomorrow's Leaders.


During the 1969/70 academic year, 13 German pioneers became the first ASSIST Scholars on 11 American independent school campuses. Over the ensuring 4 decades, more than 5,000 students representing 50 countries have become ASSIST Scholars.

More information concerning ASSIST Alumni activities in Germany

Promoting a World View

ASSIST’s alumni are global citizens, navigators across national boundaries, fluent in multiple languages, confident leaders. They have returned the gift given many times over to their countries and professions.

A recent survey of ASSIST alumni puts this in clearer focus:

  • 98% gave the ASSIST experience their highest value ratings
  • 91% noted the outstanding life-changing impact of their ASSIST year
  • 95% became more independent, 93% gained in maturity and 91% marked gains in cultural awareness
  • Almost 100% received a college degree, and a majority earned graduate degrees
  • Occupations include opera singers, teachers, front-line leaders in nonprofits, members of national/international governing bodies, senior executives, university professors, entrepreneurs, and key players in international consulting groups.

Our Alumni Network

ASSIST alumni are linked through a powerful worldwide network. They assist one another, help their countries, and make a positive difference by creating change which generates a deeper appreciation and respect for different cultures and nations.

If you are an ASSIST alum, please visit to access the worldwide network. You can:

  • Keep your personal information current
  • Be invited to ASSIST events in your country
  • Offer or apply for internships
  • Seek career advice or pursue employment opportunities
  • Ask questions about university applications or support applicants
  • Receive help when moving or traveling
  • Support ASSIST by making a financial contribution