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Welcome to the German Program
at Virginia Tech



Welcome to the German Program in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Please feel free to explore our website in order to learn more about the German major and minor, the faculty, activities and support services, opportunities abroad, and the accomplishments of our students and alumni.


Announcements and Upcoming Events in German


Double Honors for German Graduating Senior

    Kevin Hopkins

The German program is excited to announce this year’s outstanding German major, and we are particularly proud that he is also the Outstanding Major of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures – Kevin Hopkins. His intensive involvement outside of the classroom, especially as the President of the German Culture Club, together with outstanding performance in his classes, made Kevin an excellent candidate for both honors. While at VT, Kevin received several scholarships, including a Jamie Bishop Memorial Scholarship and a Hallie L. Hughes Scholarship. Recently, he was invited to join the prestigious national academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, Kevin Hopkins was the first student from our program to intern with an office of student services at a German university. This helped him polish his German to near-native fluency as he was fully immersed in German culture. Kevin will graduate with a dual degree – a B.A. in German and a B.A. in Economics, with minors in Statistics and International Studies. In the fall, he will join the M.A. Program in International Affairs at Texas A&M University. Congratulations, Kevin, for these well-deserved honors and all the best for the future!


Join the German Program for Kaffeeklatsch on Fridays, January 30, February 27, March 27, and April 24, from 4-5 p.m. at Major Williams Hall atrium (2nd floor). Bring your own beverage; cookies will be provided!  For more information, contact Dr. Stoudt at

DAAD Young Ambassador

Among the 43 undergraduates in North America selected for the honor of being a DAAD Young Ambassador for 2013-15 is VT’s own Tyler Weiglein, a junior majoring in German and Civil Engineering and minoring in Green Engineering. The main responsibility of a DAAD Young Ambassador is to promote study in Germany at their home universities and colleges and inspire their fellow students to study in Germany:  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Young Ambassador for 2013-2014