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Spoken by:
220 million people worldwide


Countries  where German is Spoken:
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland

Why Study German?

  • “You’ll be an asset to employers, as not only can you communicate with a wider market, but learning a language will have helped develop your analytical and linguistic skills.”
    – “Use Your Sharp Language Skills to Bag These 5 Jobs That Require German
  • “German Studies offers huge potential for jobs in fields as varied as the arts and journalism. German Studies graduates are generalists and have lots of transferable skills.”
    – “A Degree in German Opens Up Many Different Career Opportunities
  • “Knowledge of German increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad.”
    – “Why Learn German?
  • “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.”
    – “Just Add German”



Why Study German at Boise State?

German Programatic Offerings

Featured Students

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Dr. Heather Meyer

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German Club

The German Club aims to unite people interested in German culture by creating opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and experiences, and expand awareness and understanding. Germany, Austria, Switzerland; food, music, Fußball; politics, history, art: we are inclusive to the many diverse aspects of the cultures connected by the German language, and organize events throughout the year to achieve our goal of bringing students and community members together.

Our members include both German majors and minors, as well as students with study abroad experience, creating an excellent opportunity to discover all the benefits that studying German at BSU or going abroad could offer you.

Knowledge of the German language not required. Although we enjoy practicing our Deutsch skills from time to time, which we do hope you will do with us, we welcome anyone at any level of language proficiency!

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