According to research conducted by the world-renowned Goethe
Institute, knowledge of German will
improves employment opportunities in many fields, including
- Politics: German is the official language of seven countries of the European Union. The enlargement of the EU opens up markets in Central and Eastern Europe for personnel who know German.
- Science and Technology: German is the second most common language used in scientific/technological research. 40 percent of scientists in the U.S. recommend the study of German.
- Communications: Germany is ranked number five in terms of annual publication of new books. It is also the largest market in Europe and the third largest market worldwide for telecommunication products.
- Hospitality Industry: Germans travel extensively and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holidays.
- Business: German companies abroad and foreign companies in Germany seek experts with knowledge of the German language and culture. More than 1,100 companies of German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the United States and more than 750 U.S. companies do business in Germany, making Germany a strong business partner for the United States in the global economy.
- Can be personalized to fit students’ individual needs.
- Study tour courses held in part on campus and in part in a German speaking country.
- Course taught in English, including 20th Century German Literature, 20th Century German Cinema and a comparative US/German media course foster diversity and multicultural awareness among students who do not speak German.
- Social responsibility
- Cultural sensitivity
- Communicating with confidence
- Informed decision-making
- Critical thinking
- Synthesis and distillation of large amounts of information.