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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.

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Alumni Profile: Janelle Papay '10 works abroad

Janelle Papay '10Academic Focus: Globalization studies with a concentration in Eco-tourism and German double major; environmental studies minor

Study Abroad: Heidelberg, Germany through the American Junior Year (AJY) in Spring 2008

Current Job: International Programs Advisor at Elon University

After graduation, Papay earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. Papay returned to the United States and in her current position, she advises students regarding semester and summer study abroad opportunities for all over the world.  One of the programs Papay currently manages is the AJY program in Heidelberg, Germany. 

“Having the opportunity to not only challenge my perceptions of the world, but also recreate the lens through which I understand the world is truly invaluable.  Study abroad is a means though which students can live this opportunity,” Papay said. 


Faculty Profile

Interdisciplinary teaching and research with Prof. Kerry Wallach

Kerry WallachLike many Gettysburg students, German Studies Prof. Kerry Wallach had an interdisciplinary college major and has worked across disciplines ever since. Her primary fields are German, Jewish, and Gender Studies; the broader label Cultural Studies brings together her areas of interest.

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