Be inspired to learn German!  (Note: This is originally a promotional video for USF)

Why Study German?  Let us count the ways!  

  • Give your résumé the edge to apply for incredible opportunities for studies, internships, and scholarships in German speaking companies and countries:                                      
  • Get the greatest “language bonus” according to a recent study published in "The  Economist”.
  • Boost your international career with help from the “Germany-USA Career Center.”                                                               

Some useful facts about Germany and German-speaking countries: 

  • German is the official language in seven countries of the European Union: Germany, Austria, some regions of Switzerland and Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Italy (Südtirol) and ranks among the top 10 languages most frequently spoken in the world.                                              
  • Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world.                                              
  • Germany, Switzerland and Austria are home to many international corporations; most are represented in the U.S. These include such well-known names as Genentech, SAP, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, Bayer, BASF, Siemens, Adidas, Bosch, T-Mobile, Lufthansa, and many more.                                                                                    
  • more than 2,000 major American firms do business in German-speaking countries.                                                         
  • German is a leading language in science, literature, philosophy, theology, history, music, film and art.                                             
  • German universities have a long tradition and an excellent international reputation, and tuition is free even for international students with programs offered in English.

For those interested in looking into Master's programs in Germany, here's a useful link:  Masters Study in Germany

But first!  Enroll in one of CCSF's German language classes.  Day, evening, and online options are available.  



Leslie Pahl, Ph.D., German Placement Advisor

Susanne Hoelscher, Ph.D. 

Susanne Schwarzer, Ph.D.

Daniel Schulze