Student Opportunities

German Studies students get to work closely with faculty experts, and have the opportunity to pursue German-related extracurricular activities, scholarships, and experiential learning opportunities.

Advanced students can pursue a self-designed research project or closely study a topic of interest one-on-one with a faculty mentor in an Independent Study course. German Studies students have been able to conduct research with faculty, present their research at international conferences, and even collaborate on articles for publication.

Explore Opportunities

Check out the opportunities and experiences available to you.
  • Summer Internships in Germany

    Gain valuable work and study experience during the summer months through the College of Charleston's Partnership with Cultural Vistas. 

    Students spend one month in Berlin studying German at the Carl-Duisberg-Sprachzentrum and two months in an internship with an organization or company. 

    Nearly 120 College of Charleston students from disciplines as diverse as Philosophy and Physics, International Business and Biology, History and Geology, have benefitted from this program which provides one month intensive language training in Berlin followed by two months in an internship with a company or institution related to their interests and skills.

    Visit the Cultural Vistas Website
  • National German Honor Society - Delta Phi Alpha

    "The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship.

    The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man's eternal search for peace and truth."

    Delta Phi Alpha was founded in 1927 and boasts chapters at 236 colleges and universities in the U.S. Initiaties are eligible for scholarships and networking opportunities.

    Morgan Koerner is the advisor for the Iota Pi Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha at the College of Charleston. In order to be eligible to be inducted, students must:

    • Be German Studies Majors or Minors with Sophomore status or above
    • Have taken at least one 3rd year German language course
    • Have at least a 3.3 GPA in the German Major or Minor, and
    • Have at least a 2.8 GPA overall
  • German-American Business Summit

    An annual event, the German-American Business Summit (GABS) provides businesses and industry the opportunity to meet and recruit new talent from the College of Charleston and discuss and explore issues pertinent to German-American industry.

    The event provides students the opportunity to network and learn about available job and internship opportunities through the Summit's Job & Internship Expo

    Read More About the GABS
  • Global Scholars

    The Global Scholars program is a university-wide initiative designed to increase the capacity of students, faculty and staff to contribute productively as global citizens. The program aims to meet the changing demands brought about by globalization and recognize students and faculty members who structure their learning and work around developing a wider global world view.

    Learn More About Global Scholars