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.