Why Study German?

  1. Like to get a lot for less? Get access to three cultures by learning one language.

  2. Do you want to intern or work in Europe or with European or international companies located in Germany either during your college career or postgraduation?

    • There are more German native speakers than Spanish or French speakers in the European Union.
    • German is a common language of business in Central and Western Europe.
  3. Do you want to go to graduate school in Europe for about $500 dollars a semester?

    • Enroll in a German University for a graduate degree! (Many Nobel Prize winners in literature, chemistry, physics, and biology did.)
  4. Do you want to work, live, communicate in Japan without learning a different alphabet?

    • Learn German! Almost 70 percent of Japanese students do.
  5. Like to read?

    • Read Kafka, Nietzsche, Kant, Bachmann, Heisenberg, Celan, Wolf, Schami, Herta Müller, Elfriede Jelink, Tawada in the original!
    • Not all books are translated into English. Access German literature and world literature in German translation!
  6. Majoring in anything but German?

  7. Majoring in Political Science or International Studies?

  8. Majoring in Science?

  9. Majoring in Engineering?

  10. Majoring in Business?

  11. Interested in Film?

    • Understand Fritz Lang, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Tom Tykwer, Fatih Akin, Wolfgang Becker, Dorris Dörrie, Caroline Fink films without subtitles!
    • Explore the culture of German, Swiss and Austrian émigré Hollywood actors, celebrities (from Marlene Dietrich to Franka Potente to Heidi Klum and Arnold Schwarzenegger) and directors (Lang, Wilder, Lubitsch, Herzog, Wolfgang Peterson, Michael Haneke).
  12. Like Music?