Education Abroad for German Majors

German Language students are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in a study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your German major through the first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. 

“I have gotten a lot more confident and sure of myself while being abroad. I know now I can do anything I put my mind to. I also feel more independent than I ever have before in my life. At first it was kind of scary but I got used to it really fast. It is a wonderful feeling."

- Sam Henderson, History major and German minor. Program: IE3 Global Heidelberg, Germany


Review the resources here to help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your World Languages Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

Can I Afford to Study Abroad? 

Yes, you can!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!

Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!

Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!

Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for German Majors and Minors?

The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to German.


Ready to Get Started?

1. Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session.
2. Meet with an Ed Abroad Advisor.

3. Meet with your Advisor for German in World Languages & Literatures to make sure you understand the requirements needed to graduate.




PDF iconClick here to download the Education Abroad for German Majors advising sheet. 




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