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Warum lernt man Deutsch? (Why Learn German?)

Foreign Study

Are you prepared for life in a global society?
Do you have an education for tomorrow's world?
Have you considered learning German or studying at a German university?


There are all types of opportunities available: study programs for a year, during holidays, or just during the summer; internship programs; work programs; teacher exchange programs; and cultural exchange programs.

You learn to speak and understand German better after being immersed in a foreign study program.

You are able to graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree after foreign study in Germany.

Foreign study in Germany doesn't depend on the financial situation of the student. Grants and scholarships are available for undergraduates and postgraduate students.

German schools and universities offer courses based on international needs, on accumulation of credits, and on the transfer of those credits.

Germany offers students choice among 160 locations and 383 schools and universities with over 12,000 different courses. The favorite locations for study are Munich and Berlin. Also popular are small university towns, such as Heidelberg, Marburg, and Freiburg.

A great number of programs at universities are offered entirely in English. You can certainly improve your German language skills by living with a local family and spending time with your fellow students.

Germany is a popular destination for American students (undergraduates, graduates, and professionals), with opportunities to work, to research, and to study in fields such as engineering, the arts, public policy, renewable energy, and business. These students can pursue education in a foreign country and further their careers in Germany's higher education system. This system provides cutting-edge research possibilities, a dynamic job market, and a central geographic and political position in the European Union.

Talk of Study in Austria Given By Student

Ed Heinlein's student studies in Salzburg, Germany.

Lisa Doyle, a senior at Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, gave a presentation last week about her travel and study experiences during the summer of 1980. She was a participant in the Cultural Studies Academy, which is based at Slippery Rock State College in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Her special program will consist of a short speech and a movie about her unusual summer studies in Salzburg, Austria. The program was held in the Meeting Room of the William Jeanes Memorial Library, which is located on Joshua Road in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.

Lisa is a two-year student of foreign language teacher Edward C. Heinlein Jr, who teaches German in the Colonial School District. She spent four weeks living with a family in Salzburg and attending German classes at the University of Salzburg. The Cultural Studies Academy, which is directed by Dr. Henry Lenz of Slippery Rock State College, organized and supervised this travel and study tour. This organization offers American students a unique opportunity to learn the German language. As a result of living with a local family, who speak very little English, and attending German-related courses at the university taught by Austrian professors, Lisa improved her language skills by daily living experiences and by educational experiences. Students who participate in this program can also earn high school or college credit for their hard work.

The program also provided time for Lisa to travel throughout the German-speaking countries. Afternoons were spent visiting local sights, such as the Werfen Castle and the near-by Ice Caves, Chiemsee Lake and Ludwig's Herrenchiemsee Castle, and the lakes region of Salzkammergut. Weekends were spent traveling to the musical city of Vienna, traveling to the three magnificent castles of the Mad King of Bavaria, and traveling to the beautiful city of Lucerne, Switzerland.