In an interconnected world, knowing a second language gives you a special advantage. The distinctive and exciting feature of the German Studies major at Heidelberg is the Junior Year Abroad.
All students who major in German Studies at the ‘Berg spend their junior year at The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Germany, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It’s an opportunity not only to hone your language skills, but to immerse yourself in the rhythms of everyday life in the culture where the language is spoken.
Because most of the German Studies major requirements are completed during the year abroad, there is plenty of time during your remaining years on our campus in Ohio to complete a second major in another discipline that interests you.
We also offer a minor in German. Small classes on our home campus provide a welcome opportunity for lots of interaction between you, your professor and your classmates. Are you new to the German language? Don’t worry. Heidelberg’s program is designed for students from all ability levels.
Make yourself marketable
We encourage our German Studies students to choose a second major or minor in another area of interest.
All Heidelberg German Studies majors spend their junior year at Heidelberg University in Germany. For non-major students who are interested in German, we also offer summer and semester-long programs in Germany. Check out the American Junior Year website and picture yourself studying in Europe!
One thing that was immediately evident to me when I first visited Heidelberg was that the faculty members are fully invested in student learning and take an interest in our continued academic success.