Wir lernen die Menschen nicht kennen, wenn sie zu uns kommen.
Wir müssen zu ihnen gehen, um zu erfahren, wie es mit ihnen steht.
We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Culture is an integral part of language. A classroom setting can teach students only so much language and about culture. There is no substitution for experiencing language and culture first hand while living and studying in a foreign country.
W&J affiliated programs:
The German program offers four programs for students to study abroad at various levels. Courses are offered as a part of the standard program through W&J. Courses have to be approved by the respective departments at W&J to transfer credits. For more information, refer to the Global Education website or contact Dr. Atzler.
PCIC in Cologne. This Fall term program offers students in any major who have completed at least one year of German the opportunity to experience Germany to the fullest--its people, culture, and above all, the native language. Courses are offered in English and German and are tailored to American students. Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city and located on the Rhine River with easy rail connections to every major city in Germany and Europe.
Lewis & Clark Year of Study in Munich. This 12-month program through the University of Munich and Lewis & Clark College is intended for juniors who have completed at least four terms of German at W&J. This program is the ideal way to solidify a student's knowledge of German and take part in a life changing experience fully immersed in the German culture. Considered to be one of the best study abroad programs in the United States, this program offers small, liberal arts-style classes in Munich, Germany. This program is intended for German majors and science majors with appropriate language ability.
W&J-UniKöln Exchange Program. The University of Cologne, Germany, and W&J have an established upper-level, two-way exchange program. Advanced-level students in German can directly enroll at this exciting, metropolitan University in the heart of Germany. Students typically live in a German dormitory with other German students and take regular courses at the University in German literature, English literature, or education. This program is ideal as a capstone experience for juniors or seniors seeking additional academic opportunities and independent studies.
W&J-UniWien Exchange Program. The University of Vienna, Austria, and W&J have an established upper-level, two-way exchange program. Advanced-level students in German can directly enroll at this exciting, metropolitan University in the capital city of Austria. Students live in a dormitory with other students and take regular courses at the University in German literature, English literature, or other courses (pre-approval of W&J departments necessary). This program is ideal as a capstone experience for juniors or seniors seeking additional academic opportunities and independent studies.
External Programs/ Summer Programs:
There are many opportunities so you just have to take advantage of them. Here is a list with links to websites that can help you get started.
Study Abroad.com - find study abroad opportunities, volunteer programs, summer programs