Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Darby Watford, Psychology and German major, interns in Orthopedics and Sports practice in Berlin
Posted on 27 June 2022 | 3:30 pm
German and Psychology double major Darby Watford, one of this year’s recipients of the Eady Scholarship for Study Abroad, is currently interning in Berlin as part of CofC’s Cultural Vistas Summer Internship to Germany program. “I have loved my time in Germany! Being fully immersed in the German culture has allowed me to practice my […]
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Marine Biology and German Studies major Ali Isaacs ’23 receives Gilman Scholarship
Posted on 21 June 2022 | 1:59 pm
Congratulations to German Studies and Marine Biology double major Ali Isaacs ’23, who received a nationally competitive Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany this summer. Ali took an intensive language course at the Carl-Duisburg Institute in Berlin in May and is interning at Geomar in Kiel, Northern Germany, where she is studying the effects […]
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German and Exercise Science major Baker Garland ’22 receives CBYX Fellowship to Germany for 2022-23
Posted on 9 April 2022 | 3:54 pm
Congratulations to Baker Garland ’22, CofC German and Exercise Science double major, who just received the prestigious Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship to Germany for next year! As part of the program, she will receive two months of intensive German training starting in August, attend a semester of classes in Exercise Science […]
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