We host one of only two German undergraduate research conferences for advanced students in the United States. Our students help to plan and also participate in this conference. We are unique in that we offer a Ger 101 course that has a component that focuses on German in the workplace. Qualifying students may take Ger 102 or 201 during May term in Germany.
A Strong Humanities Perspective with Career Preparation
Part of the Humanities at IWU since 1895, our program guides students as they explore "what it means to be human" through the lens of the German cultural tradition. While doing so, students gain interdisciplinary expertise in German speaking countries, fluency in German, critical thinking skills, communication and intercultural communication skills. Gain practical vocabulary and life skills and an advanced level in German Business Culture. Trace German roots in Illinois. Learn the flexibility that comes from study abroad and a degree at one of the top liberal arts schools.
Personalized advising from faculty members. Engaging professors who are active researchers. Meet current students who have studied abroad. Apply for grants (Fulbright, Congress-Bundestag Award, Teaching Assistantship in Austria). Network with IWU alumni and explore their career paths. Like the department on
German Undergraduate Research Conference
Gain practical experience presenting a research project in German at our annual German Undergraduate Research Conference in April.
Study Abroad and Internships
Take Ger 102 or Ger 201 in Bremen during May Term. Go on a May Term Travel Course. Study abroad for a semester or year. Complete an internship in Germany or using
For information on our program contact: Prof. Sonja Fritzsche (309-556-3290)
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IWU pre-med student Sarah
Fall 2013 - Courses
Ger 101 For the Workplace
LC 272 From Utopia to Science
Spring 2014 - Courses