Study abroad is a valuable complement to any field of study and the department strongly encourages students to enrich their undergraduate studies in Evanston with an extended period of study abroad. The Department of German works carefully with individual students to integrate a period of study in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland into their overall academic plans. Students have the opportunity to not only improve their language skills but are usually able to enroll in courses that will count towards distribution requirements as well as majors and minors. We are fortunate to have a broad range of affiliated programs that allow students to study for a summer, a semester or a full year abroad. A number of the programs are open to students who have no knowledge of German. Students typically return from their time abroad with a much firmer grasp of both written and spoken German and the varied contacts with other students, travellers and local residents are invaluable for the development of a balanced, international perspective.
Students in every major and school or college are encouraged to make an appointment with the study abroad adviser in the department to review their options.