The German Studies Lynk: Classroom to Career

Language Learning and Global Connections

Language learning in our program emphasizes at all levels the interrelationship between target language and culture and native language and culture; self and community; curriculum and career. We also consistently explore the global connections between German and European cultures. We provide opportunities for students to integrate their interest in other subjects with material in our upper-intermediate and advanced-level courses. Furthermore, we encourage our students to seek experiential learning by participating in our exchange with the University of Leipzig, as well as the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and to combine study with internship experience. Understanding the connections between a language and larger cultural contexts is a gateway to living, working, and communicating successfully in an increasingly globalized world.

Cover detail from "Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad," by Catherine Onyemelukwe '62
A memoir by Catherine Onyemelukwe '62, a German major, chronicles her work in Nigeria and her decades-long personal and professional ties to that country.
Deborah M. Piroch
Deborah M. Piroch '89: I cannot recommend international internships highly enough before graduation.
Rachel Krueger ’13: as a visiting DAAD fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, I had the opportunity to investigate proton conduction.