German Studies Program
Why learn German?
Communicate with more than 100 million people worldwide.
One quarter of Europeans speak German. German is the official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxemburg. German is a popular language to learn! The number of German learners is increasing steadily.
Increase your job opportunities.
Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and is a leading import and export nation. German is one of the important languages of commerce in the EU, and it is an important bridge to eastern European countries. Germany is home to many well-known companies and has become the leader in green technology in recent years. German companies abroad as well as foreign companies in Germany always seek experts with good German language skills.
Speak the language of famous writers, musicians, scientists, and thinkers..
... such as Bertolt Brecht, Anna Seghers, Christa Wolf, Günter Grass, Heinrich Böll, Heinrich Heine, Bettina von Arnim, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Karl Marx, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hanns Eisler, Arnold Zweig, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, and many others. German language skills allow a detailed study of texts and works in the original language.
Spend a year or a semester in Germany.
Increase the skills you learn at Bucknell with a year, or at least a semester, in Germany. Study your favorite subjects with German speakers and be fully immersed in the language. Visit exciting cities such as Hamburg and Berlin.