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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

Welcome BBQ

German Studies invites its students, faculty, and staff to the Annual Welcome BBQ at Hovey House Lawn on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Interested in Studying Abroad?
Application dates are approaching
fast for Spring 2017

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)


Coming soon (tentative) "GermanPlus" which is a new addition to FU-BEST program at FU Berlin
New German-Language Study Abroad Offering in Berlin
– Not yet finalized

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.