Learning history isn't just about the past, it's about understanding how the past created the world of today. History majors make great educators, researchers, advocates, and communicators who are able to work in a variety of industries.
Studying the past provides unique insights into the future. Most of the issues facing the modern world, such as economic globalization, terrorism, and political upheaval, are rooted in specific historical events and circumstances. Understanding the roots of these issues helps you understand the issues themselves and makes you a more informed global citizen.
A big part of what makes Heidelberg special is all the support you get. I never once heard from my professors that I couldn't do what I wanted. I knew they believed in me and would help me to the best of their ability.