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Discover a language rich in culture and opportunity

Why study German? So many reasons! The language is spoken by roughly 200 million people around the world, and it is the most widely-understood language after English in the European Union. In fact, German is among the 10 most commonly spoken languages in the world and is the second most commonly used scientific language, making it a pivotal asset for those in STEM fields. Further, Germany is Europe’s largest economy and one of the world’s biggest exporters while also being a leader in environmentalism and renewable energy. Known for innovation and creativity, German-speaking peoples have a tremendously rich cultural heritage and have played a prominent role in literature, music, art, film and philosophy, influencing the way we think and live.

Belmont's German Program provides students with the tools and opportunities to become competent, confident, culturally literate citizens of our global society. Combining language acquisition with cultural studies, the German curriculum helps students tie the language to in-depth analysis of literature, culture and film. Students can major or minor in German and are strongly encouraged to study abroad as part of their Belmont education with programs offered in both Regensburg and Berlin. Graduates have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to teach English in Austria and Germany. Alumni pursue Master’s and PhD degrees and careers in education, business, finance, law, healthcare, science, tourism, student affairs and the arts.

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