Distinctive Differences

Conference 2012We host the only annual German-language German Undergraduate Research Conference in the United States. Our students help to plan and also participate in this conference. 

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 Ger 310 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.

Kyle eats at the Bayern Stube

Personal Attention

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  Department Facebook Page

German Undergraduate Research Conference

Gain practical experience presenting a research project in German at our annual German Undergraduate Research Conference in April. It is the only German-language conference for undergraduates in the country.

Study Abroad and Internships

Study abroad for a semester or year, or complete an internship in Germany or using German in the U.S. (e.g. Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul).

Fall 2015 Courses

Ger 101 Elementary German I
Ger 201 Intermediate German I (LA)
Ger 370 Advanced German

Spring 2016 Courses

Ger 102 Elementary German II
Ger 202 Intermediate German II (G)
Ger 387 Playing Revolution (LT)

Oktoberfest 2012