The German program at W&J is a nationally recognized Center of Excellence by the AATG. The program develops the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in German-speaking cultures around the world.
Courses range from language acquisition to literature and film, and the major can be tailored to the cultural and career interests of the student through independent studies, internships, and funded international opportunities. For more information on the program, see the W&J College Catalog.
Beyond the Classroom
Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.
- Semester-long stays in German-speaking countries (Berlin, Cologne, and Munich, Germany, as well as Vienna, Austria)
- Summer Magellan projects and internships abroad in German-speaking countries
- Two-week JayTerm travel courses with W&J faculty & students in January or May to Germany
No matter what your major, the German program provides a compliment to careers in law, science, and the humanities.
Possible career choices include entrepreneur, educator, foreign service, law enforcement, international lawyer, banking, patent attorney, politics, international science researcher, and physician.
Explore Modern Languages
The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the mission of the College by preparing students to become observant, responsive, and knowledgeable actors in our increasingly multicultural and global society.