The German major offers unique and flexible opportunities to immerse yourself in diverse aspects of German culture and to develop cross-cultural communication skills. We help you acquire high proficiency in the German language and engage in rigorous intellectual work on topics that cross liberal arts disciplines, to become an adept critical reader and thinker.
Our interconnected world requires a variety of tools and skills to succeed professionally. The German major supports Nazareth College’s mission to be a leader in global and international learning and engagement.
Nazareth in Berlin, our semester-long study abroad program, combines language acquisition, liberal arts study, and valuable internship experience and is open to majors and non-majors. Germany, with its neighbors Austria and Switzerland, boasts rich cultural and intellectual histories, from medieval chivalric culture to avant-garde poetry, from early industrial design to contemporary sustainable energy, and from Mozart’s Magic Flute to German-Turkish hip-hop. In such multifaceted study, you will gain invaluable insights into Germany’s political and economic roles in the world, its history, and its contemporary complexity.
Recipient of U.S. Junior Fulbright Award
After earning this prestigious award, Jeri spent the year teaching English in Germany. The awards are presented by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Americans who learn German can expect to earn 3.8% more, which amounts to $128,000 in extra income over a lifetime, according to an article in The Economist magazine using analysis by Albert Saiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist. Germany is a trade powerhouse, and knowing its language is economically valuable.