Studying in Germany
A period of study abroad in a German-speaking country is required which can be accomplished through participation in the month-long Wheaton in Germany program (GERM 343) followed by a four-week internship in Berlin (GERM 496). Wheaton in Germany features on-site study of German cultural history and national identity in a language immersion setting. Offered in May-June and based in Munich, Berlin, and environs.
Students may also enroll in a full semester program (at least 8 hours of which must be taken in German) with an accredited academic institution in either Germany, Austria, or Switzerland to be arranged and approved in consultation with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and through the Global and Experiential Learning (GEL) Division at Wheaton. (N.B. For students choosing the semester abroad option an accompanying internship is also recommended.) Credits earned during a semester of study abroad may be applied either to a second major (with the approval of that major department), to the German major, or (upon approval) to both.
Here are a few of the additional opportunities available:
- Fulbright Commission’s Teaching Assistantship Program
- Political Internship - German Bundestag (the German parliament)
- Fulbright Scholar Program
- Practica or internships with ministries, business and governmental organizations and NGOs. For example: