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German at Calvin

Study German within the context of a broad liberal arts education presented from a Christian perspective.

Global Learning

Students can participate in a German Interim Abroad. Read more »

German Courses

Read about the German courses we offer. Read more »


See what our graduates are up to (coming soon). Read more »


Read about what our faculty is up to. Read more »


Explore our different academic programs, including:

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German Interim Abroad Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the German Interim Abroad. As part of the celebration of this milestone, many GIA alumni are giving back in support of this unique opportunity for German students. For more information, click here.

One of our German major graduates arranged a state-wide German competition in Colorado. Check out the details here!



Go abroad

Looking to get away as part of your college experience?

Escape for a month with the German Interim Abroad, which will lead you through the many historic sites of Germany and allow you to experience the vibrant culture of the country.

Calvin offers a German semester abroad experience in Vienna, Austria through a partnership with Central College (Iowa).

Calvin also offers options to participate in non-Calvin off-campus programs.

Contact Prof. Roberts for information about summer work program and internship opportunities in Germany.








Get involved

Find out about upcoming events and how to get involved on-campus with activities like film evenings, Abendtisch, Kaffeestunde, German chapel, and other events.  

German 362 spring 2014 performances.


Check out the scholarships for students taking German!

Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture

Prof. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim has received the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture. For more information about this award, click here. Congratulations, Penny!

Award for Excellence in Teaching

Our own Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim received the FEN Award for Excellence in Teaching this February, 2013! This award is in recognition of innovative curriculum integration and transformation that reflects the goals of FEN and promotes a multicultural, anti-racist campus and community.
Congratulations, Penny!