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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


Spetember 5, 4-8 p.m., Drillfield: Come and meet the German Culture Club officers at their table and learn more about the activities they have planned for the fall semester and how you can get involved.

Informational Meeting 

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in a German major or minor during the first week of classes. Come to learn about requirements, classes, study abroad opportunities, and extra-curricular activities, and to meet professors and other students. For more information, contact Dr. Bauer at and check back for date and time in August.


Join the German Program for Kaffeeklatsch at Major Williams Hall atrium (1st floor). Bring your own beverage; cookies will be provided!  For more information, contact Dr. Hofer at and check back for dates and times in August.

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