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Welcome to the German Studies Department at Boston College. This site is available in English and German editions. Use the links on the left for the language of your choice.


Student Awards Ceremony
and Farewell to Seniors


The German Studies Department is proud to announce the following achievements of our students:

Fulbright Scholarship Award for 2016-2017:

  • Graham Beck
  • Siobhan O'Brien
  • Katherine Quigley
  • Willow Sommer
  • Alec Walker

U.S. Teaching Assistantship in Austria:

  • David Cartier

CBYX (Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange):

  • Alex Hawley (accepted to the 2016-2017 CBYX Program)

Sophomore Scholars:

  • Jake Ciafone
  • Mattia Pizzagalli

Rachel Freudenburg

Associate Professor Rachel Freudenburg directed a documentary film on Nazi opposition leader Fereya von Molteke, a German Resistance fighter.

Daniel Bowles

Professor Daniel Bowles has won the 2016 Helen und Kurt-Wolff-Preis award, an annual prize honoring an exceptional literary translation of a German work published in the United States in English. Professor Bowles was given the award for the outstanding literary translation of the book "Imperium" by Christian Kracht.

Geraldine Grimm

Geraldine Grimm was the recipient of The Affordable Course Materials Initiative Grant of Spring 2015. The award resulted in the design of the zero-cost materials intermediate German courses, German 50 and 51, which she is currently teaching.

Upcoming Events

Interested in Studying Abroad?

Study abroad for Spring 2017
Application Deadline October 1, 2016


  • 2 years College German or equivalent level
  • overall 3.0 GPA
  • Junior Standing

for Junior Year in Munich (JYM) an der Universität München (LMU) through Wayne State University (

Office of International Programs

BC Study Abroad Programs (internal): 

  • Eichstätt University, Eichstätt and Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

Approved External Study Abroad Program:

  • Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • FU Berlin, Berlin, Germany (FU BEST – Berlin-European-Studies)
  • Universität München (LMU), München, Germany

Study Abroad – general questions: Please stop by Lyons 201 to speak with German Studies faculty;

Study Abroad – specific questions: Application process and deadlines, availability of programs, please contact the International Studies Program.