Every foreign language student should consider to study overseas, the German language student is no exception to that rule.
Studying in a German speaking country will be the experience of a life time. Not only will you be able to immerse yourself fully in the linguistic environment of your target language, but you will also be able to gain invaluable insights into the everyday life of ordinary and extraordinary citizens of German-speaking countries.
If you want to give your linguistic and cultural competence a boost, study abroad. Even the best classroom environment can not come close to your first-hand experience in Germany.
Dreaming of a glimpse of the Brandenburg Gate or a glühwein at the famous Dresden Christmas market?
Meet Whitney Huss, the Study Abroad Advisor, who is your „go-to-person“ if you are considering studying in Germany for a semester or academic year.
As the advisor for Continental Europe and Africa at the Dornsife Office of Overseas Studies, Whitney facilitates and promotes study abroad for USC undergraduates. In addition to preparing students, she also visits and evaluates a few of her programs each spring.
Whitney has extensive international experience and can tell you first-hand what to expect when you are abroad as a student. She received her B.A. from College of Wooster, where she studied theater and French. One of the highlights during her studies was writing an intensive, yearlong undergraduate thesis on German writer Bertolt Brecht. She also studied abroad herself in Paris during her junior year.
After she finished her B.A., she lived in France and taught English classes. She decided to return to the U.S. to pursue a graduate degree in International Educational Development at Boston University. During graduate school, she worked with a West African NGO that uses the arts to educate and invoke social change in Niger. After she graduated, she worked as a program coordinator for Boston University Study Abroad.
Whitney has spent much time traveling throughout Germany, and she is eager to help German Studies students chart their course of an exciting semester or academic year abroad in Germany. Currently, USC Dornsife approves the study-abroad programs: IES Berlin and Boston University Dresden University Studies.
IES Berlin requires 4 semesters of German and BU Dresden requires at least 2 semesters of German or the equivalent.
If you would like to experience German culture and university life first-hand, contact Whitney at the Office of Overseas Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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