We offer courses in the language, literature, and cultural heritage of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, including General Education courses taught in English. German is the most spoken language in the European Union and a crucial language for international business and diplomacy. We offer an academic-year program in Freiburg and exchange opportunities in Frankfurt, Dortmund, and Vienna.

  • Students in Kirsten Kumpf Baele’s Elementary German II course, Summer 2016
  • Students from the Academic Year in Freiburg program enjoy the local Christmas Market. From left: Emma Hintzen (Michigan State),
  • Russell Ganim, Director of the Division World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, greets students at an orientation event and
  • Visitors attend the traveling exhibit on the student resistance group “The White Rose,” whose leaders were executed in 1943 for
  • “Schnee und Sonne” (1911) by Gabriele Münter, one of the many Expressionist paintings at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. F

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