Why German?
Future

<strong>Thinking about the future? Just Add German:</strong> Adding German opens doors to success in college admissions and beyond. You’re not the kind of person who leaves the future to chance. You know what you want and are willing to work hard to get it. Taking German in high school opens doors to more academic and career opportunities than you’d ever imagine.

Thinking about the future? Just Add German.

Adding German opens doors to success in college admissions and beyond.
You’re not the kind of person who leaves the future to chance. You know what you want and are willing to work hard to get it. Taking German in high school opens doors to more academic and career opportunities than you’d ever imagine:

Learning German as a first or second foreign language shows universities that you’re serious about your intended subject or getting a head start on a global career.
Germany offers more scholarships for international students than any other country —and there are opportunities to study in English or German at both the bachelor’s and master’s level.

Did we mention that there’s no tuition?

You’ll take steps to join the elite ranks of Americans who have enough knowledge of German language and culture to excel at top German companies like Porsche, Adidas, Siemens, and more.
 

Facts & Figures

  • 2,000 grants are awarded to US students and professors annually to study and research in Germany.
  • Tuition is free at Germany’s excellent universities.
  • Germany is one of the most important trading partners of the United States. German-American relations for the past 65 years have been, and will continue to be, the bedrock of transatlantic relations.
  • German companies, such as Adidas, BASF, Bayer, Bosch, Lufthansa, SAP, Siemens, T-Mobile or Volkswagen account for 800,000 jobs in the US (making them the third largest group of foreign employers in the country), and US companies have created approximately the same number of jobs in Germany.
  • Germany is the third largest investor in the US, the fourth largest national economy worldwide and the largest in the European Union.
  • Knowing German can boost your annual salary in the US by 4%, in Europe by even more.
  • 10 of the 22 greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century were made by Germans or Austrians. German speaking scientists have won 37 Nobel Prizes in Physics, 38 in Chemistry, and 30 in Medicine. Germans also pioneered green politics, recycling, and eco-friendly technologies.
  • With more than 25,000 scientists working in Germany, it is the world’s third largest “country of researchers”.Knowledge of German specially improves the qualifications of those who wish to study biology, chemistry, engineering or physics, and improves their chances of finding a job.

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Millions of people share special relationships to Germany and its products.

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Not just Germany

Millions of people share special relationships to Germany and its products. Puma, adidas, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and Trader Joe’s are just some big German brands.

Students in US explain, why German is a great language with lots of career opportunities.

Student Testimonial
Future — Just Add German

German is a great language with lots of career opportunities for the future. It will surely help you succeed in your life! Germany is a very far advanced society in science, technology, economy, chemistry and engineering.

Why learn German?

<strong>Passionate about culture and history? Just Add German:</strong> Discover the fascinating events and personalities of the German-speaking world! Could you imagine yourself being there—whether “there” is a German cabaret during the Weimar Republic or a Berlin art studio right now? Learning languages is a direct way to satisfy your curiosity about European history and culture, and taking German lets you explore new worlds.

Culture
Passionate about culture and history? Just Add German.

Discover the fascinating events and personalities of the German-speaking world!

<strong>Want to stand out from the crowd? Just Add German:</strong> Distinguish yourself by learning German and you’ll be the one to connect with millions of German speakers around the world. German probably isn’t the most crowded class in your school—which is all the more reason to get on board! You’ll become part of a close group of passionate individuals who have worlds of opportunities open to them because they’ve chosen this important language.

Distinction
Want to stand out from the crowd? Just Add German.

Distinguish yourself by learning German and you’ll be the one to connect with millions of German speakers.

<strong>Feeling adventurous? Just Add German:</strong> Dreaming of going abroad or taking on a new language puzzle are great reasons to learn German. Sometimes you want to take a class because it actually sounds fun—and German classes fit the bill! You’ll learn about the wide variety of German holidays and festivities, all while taking an important step towards study or travel abroad.

Adventure
Feeling adventurous? Just Add German.

Dreaming of going abroad or taking on a new language puzzle are great reasons to learn German.

<strong>Ready for a warm welcome? Just Add German:</strong> Make new friends in class and abroad and get ready to enjoy a hearty WILLKOMMEN into this multicultural and dynamic society. Even if you haven’t fully mastered the adjective endings, your German will be met with big smiles and encouragement in Germany. Your desire to make new personal connections at home and abroad will be furthered by taking German.

Welcome
Ready for a warm welcome? Just Add German.

Make new friends in class and abroad and get ready to enjoy a hearty 'Willkommen' into this multicultural society.

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