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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.


On November 10 the "Business German" class with Ruth Sondermann visited the "Invest in Bavaria" initiative located at the Center for Innovation in Cambridge. Kristin Eckert, the representative, discussed the efforts of the Bavarian government to attract US investors and companies to Bavaria. The students also had the opportunity to talk to other start-up companies in the "Venture Cafe".
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Ruth Sondermann's class
Ruth Sondermann's class
Michael Resler

Professor Michael Resler's new book, Daniel, was highlighted by the BC Libraries. View a guide of selected resources (PDF). Interview with Professor Resler

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 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.

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad - Germany: OIP-Program 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.


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

US 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

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