Study in Germany

Study in Germany

German majors and minors are urged to participate in a program of study abroad approved by Bucknell's German Studies program.

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German Club

The German Club promotes the study of German culture and language at Bucknell, and is run by students, for students. Throughout the year we sponsor films, speakers, discussions, study breaks and trips. In the past, we have visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., taken a trip to the Amish country in Lancaster County, and shared our experiences with other students who are interested in traveling abroad.

Career Paths

Bucknell's German majors, including those with second majors in other disciplines, are prepared for a wide variety of careers, from business and industry to education, non-profit work, science and technology and health care.

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Do I need to take the on-line placement exam?

We recommend that all students who have had German in high school take the exam whether or not you are considering taking German in your first semester. No matter what field you are in, there are many study abroad and internship opportunities in Germany.

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After graduating from Bucknell, many German Studies majors (most of whom have a second major in another field) return to Germany to study or work. Unique to us is the Bucknell-Heidelberg Exchange. This program allows one graduating senior to study for one year at the University of Heidelberg on a fellowship. Other majors have returned to Germany on Fulbright scholarships, internships administered by the Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft, or as interns for the German parliament.

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We emphasize active and communicative learning, role-playing, debates, group and partner work and computer-aided instruction as key elements in studying German language, culture and literature. 

German Studies students interact with and learn from a native language teaching assistant from Germany each year.

German Studies majors and minors are encouraged to supplement their study with work in other languages as well as European history, history of art, music, philosophy or work in European political science and economics.

German Studies majors and minors are urged to study abroad through approved programs including those in Hamburg, Berlin or Munich.

Faculty Spotlight

Peter Keitel


Peter Keitel

"When students learn to analyze German literature, art, music and films, they also develop the tools to learn how to criticize their own culture."

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Bastian Heinsohn

Associate Professor

Bastian Heinsohn

"I'm interested in films that deal with the 1980s but were shot in 2008. That is a reinterpretation of history, which is interesting in itself, but what I'm examining in my research is what does this film tell me about Germany at a certain time."

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Hands-on Experience


Real-World Experience

Bucknell students majoring or minoring in German Studies have been successful in competing for national fellowships and internships. Recently, German Studies students have interned at:

  • Agentur Artmos4 (Offenbach)
  • Coca-Cola (Vienna)
  • VDW (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler)

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

German Studies majors and minors are urged to participate in a program of study abroad approved by Bucknell's German Studies program. These include programs in Hamburg, Berlin, or Munich.

Undergraduate Research

Scholarly Research

German Studies majors interact closely with faculty members on independent research projects. Selected students may enroll in the Honors Program in German.

Recent honors thesis titles include: "Literary Representation, Environmental Consciousness and the Future of Democracy: A Comparison between the USA and Germany"


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