Berlin TV tower and Alexanderplatz

German Studies Programs

German is more than the language of Europe's largest economy. It's the gateway to a brilliant culture and rich history. We open that gateway by working closely with students in all courses and providing study-abroad programs, technological resources, and co-curricular activities.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

German Studies News

German Studies News Archive


Fulbright Scholars

For years, Gettysburg students from an array of backgrounds and majors have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This year, two recipients, Kim Longfellow ’16 and Jesse Siegel ’16, will head to Germany—Longfellow to teach English, and Siegel to continue research he started at Gettysburg. The third, Anoush Aghababian ’16, will teach English in Yerevan, Armenia, at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.

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Faculty Profile

History and autobiography
Prof. Laurel Cohen

Just how well can a non-native learn to speak German? Ask Prof. Laurel Cohen: she was the first non-native speaker permitted to teach German at an international summer language program at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet in Frankfurt.

In addition to her language prowess, Cohen is embedded in German culture and history. Her courses have run the historical gamut...

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