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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.

German Announcements


Join the German Program for Kaffeeklatsch on the following Fridays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.:  January 31, February 28, and March 8 at Major Williams Hall atrium (1st floor). Bring your own beverage; cookies will be provided!  For more information, contact Dr. Hofer at


Join the German Culture Club for "Ostereiermalen" (Easter egg coloring). It will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 in Cranwell International Center. For more information, contact Kevin Hopkins at

DAAD Young Ambassador

Among the 43 undergraduates in North America selected for the honor of being a DAAD Young Ambassador for 2013-14 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