It Comes With Options
Germany is one of the world's leading exporters, and most major U.S. companies have sizable investments and offices in Germany. If you want a career here or overseas in government, business, economics, telecommunications, travel trade, journalism, music, armed services, applied sciences, theology, and other areas, a foundation in the German language and culture will make you an attractive candidate to potential employers.
It Helps You Travel
More than 200 million Europeans understand German. It is spoken in Austria, parts of Africa, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, northern Italy, and eastern France.
Combinations Make You Stronger
Many German majors choose to double major in fields such as Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, International Studies, History, Philosophy, Business, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science or Religion.
The Heidelberg Advantage
Small classes allow maximum interaction. A native speaking language assistant who shares views from their cultural perspective and provide students an opportunity to utilize their foreign language skills in and out of the classroom. The faculty is accessible to students at a level not seen at larger schools, and they constantly are searching for new and innovative books and methods to enhance learning and engage students.
Note: It is entirely possible to start German at Heidelberg University and still complete enough credits to develop a major and reach a sufficient language proficiency to spend the junior year abroad. Courses are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced, for majors, minors and non-majors. We encourage all of our students to study in Heidelberg, Germany.