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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



The annual end-of-the-year celebration ("Maifest") sponsored by the German program and the German Culture Club, will take place on April 28, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at 143 Hillcrest (Dining Hall). The event recognizes student award winners, Delta Phi Alpha (German honor society) initiates, and graduating students in German. It also includes performances by students and a food competition - everyone attending is encouraged to bring a dish to share. For more information, please contact Dr. Hofer (


German Culture Club -- Save the dates:

True Tales of Study Abroad: March 3

Easter Egg painting: April 2

International Street Fair: April 19

Grillfest: April 25

Maifest: April 28

For more information please contact Dr. Bauer (


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