German Student Opportunities
- Business Internship, Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany. International business students studying for a year at our exchange partner university in Deggendorf, Germany are eligible for spring semester internships in Germany through various agencies and organizations.
- Deggendorf University offers any Muskingum graduate a teaching assistant position in their International Management and English programs. Students should have a working knowledge of German (1 year minimum)
- The Department of World Languages assists students seeking paid or volunteer internships in Germany through various agencies and organizations.
- Internships are available at the University of Passau, Germany to German majors who study at Passau for one year.
- Students may arrange independent research projects (1-3 credit hours) to be conducted in German or English. The projects may optionally include a field research component in a German-speaking place. Students may research an area of interest in literature, language, culture, or business.
- Senior students have the option of presenting their research paper at the Undergraduate Conference of Phi Sigma Iota at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. The department provides transportation and accommodation.
- Senior Seminar research projects center on a specific area of German literature, culture, international business, or international affairs. Recent research projects have included German literature after 1945, German film, Nazi-propaganda literature, and German Expressionism. Research writing and methodology are emphasized. Results are presented to the faculty of the department in an oral presentation and a written paper. Senior students have the option of presenting their research paper at the Undergraduate Conference at Butler University, Indiana. The department provides transportation and accommodation.
Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures (including classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, ESL, bilingual education, and second language acquisition). It is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated over 60,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it has created and supports numerous scholarship programs
- Matt Mayforth ('12), German/Spanish, received the Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere Scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honorary.
- Lucas Pattison ('10), German, was awarded the 2010 Dr. Santiago Vilas Scholarship by Phi Sigma Iota for excellence in the study of foreign languages and service to international education.
- Ryan C. Bobst ('07), German and International Affairs, received the 2006 Phi Sigma Iota award for his excellence in the study of the German language.
Only six students in the United States receive this award annually.
The World Languages Department employs one or two office assistants annually.
Students pursuing a teaching career have the opportunity to attend the Central States Conference, the American Association of Teachers of German and the annual meeting of the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Student scholarships are available.
Visit Muskingum’s Study Abroad website to learn more about the many exciting opportunities for travel and study open to all Muskingum students. Here you will find stories about our German majors and minors who have studied abroad or are in the process planning their study abroad trip:
- Three German majors and a German minor will go on a summer study abroad program at Lüneburg University, in North Germany in August 2019.
- One German major will be spending the fall semester of 2019 at Passau University.
- Peyton Burger (’21), a German major, participated in the summer study abroad program at Passau University in August 2018.
- Gabriel H. Shetler, (’20), an Accounting, German and International Business major, is studying abroad during the spring semester at our partner university in Germany, Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
- Yozaburo Igari, (‚20), an International Business major and German minor participated in the summer study abroad program at Passau University in August 2018. He is currently doing a two semester study abroad program at our partner university in Germany, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
- Chad Sikovich (’19), an Accounting and German major, participated in the summer study abroad program at Passau University in August 2018.
- Alex Dimbath (’18), an International Business and German major, studied at Deggendorf University in the spring and summer of 2016
- Garret Graehling (’18), an International Business and German major, studied German in the Summer 2015 program at the University of Passau in Germany.
- David Pitre (’13), Computer Science major/minor in German, participated in the summer program at Passau University (August, 2012). He also spent the winter semester at Passau University and returned in February 2013.
- Chris Hill (’12), Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, participated in the immersion program at Passau University in the summer of 2011. He graduated with a minor in German.
- Kayla Vega (’13), a German major, studied at Passau University fall 2010. She also participated in the intensive language immersion program at Passau University in August of 2010.
- Derek and Ryan Reichley (’12), Public Accounting, studied at Deggendorf University in the fall of 2011. Both also graduated with a minor in German.
- Preston Oakley (’12), Economics, minor in German studied at Deggendorf University in the fall of 2010 taking classes in International Management.
- Tanner MacLaine (’12), German and International Business, spent the spring semester of 2011 at Deggendorf University taking classes in International Business and German.
Career Possibilities for German Majors
- Travel and tourism
- Public Relations
Recent German graduates have enrolled in the followingGraduate Schools:
- Kent State University
- The Ohio State University
- The University of Virginia
- Passau University