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The German Program

Here are some interesting facts about Germany:

Skidmore College offers students a variety of options to explore German studies. Courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced German are complemented by courses on German film, literature, and culture. A Business German class will prepare you to take the ZDfB exam. This is an international examination which is administered every spring at Skidmore and which leads to a certificate testifying that your knowledge of German can be used in a professional job situation.

Fluency in German can enhance your study of international affairs, management and business, philosophy, history, music, or the natural sciences. Solid language and cross-cultural skills provide an important edge in today’s global market. If you want to be competitive, consider the benefit of choosing German as a foreign language, minor, major, or as part of an interdepartmental major connecting German with business, English, or government.

Skidmore offers exciting and affordable study abroad programs in Berlin, Vienna, and Freiburg, which allow you to transfer credit easily and enjoy firsthand the history and culture of these great European cities.