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The German House is your opportunity to simulate life in a German-speaking country. Located a half-block from campus (190 Vernon), the House is staffed with a resident director, generally a young teacher from Austria or Germany. The resident director also serves as a Teaching Assistant (Native Speaker) in the department, and help the seven students living in the House enhance their language proficiency. Students and the director share responsibilities for cooking and housekeeping. The German House hosts a Kaffeestunde once a month for the German-speaking community on campus, and is the center of the German Program's social activities (Oktoberfest, Nikolausfest, Faschingsfest, etc.) and an occasional lecture or informal guest visit. In addition to the chance to maintain their German in an everyday setting, students enjoy the atmosphere of the house and the frequent communal meals. Prerequisites: sophomore status and at least one year of college-level German. Applications are available online or in the German Studies office. The 2014-2015 resident director is Birgit Heinrich from Germany.

German House

German House Application

Meet our Native Speaker

Birgit Heinrich