First-Year Orientation Events

Herzlich Willkommen! Welcome to Dartmouth!

Thank you for visiting the German Studies Table at the Information Expo from 2-4 PM on Tuesday, Septamber 6 in Leverone Fieldhouse.

We enjoyed having you at the German Studies Open House from 4:30-5:30 PM on Thursday, September in 217 Dartmouth Hall.

End of Term Celebration: Presentation of Student Awards

On Tuesday, faculty and students gathered for the end of the year party. Students were awarded  prizes for extraordinary achievements in the study of German language and culture at Dartmouth, including awards for  best student essay. The German Club screened their short film "Sprachgrenzen" and Professor Miller's German 3 class presented their interpretation of Brecht's drama "Der Jasager/ Der Neinsager."

German Club @ Riverfest serves 200+ Bratwurst, Sweets and Thrills

The German Club Table served 200+ Bratwurst at RIVERFEST: ROCK THE RIVER, the annual celebration of the River cluster's housing and academic communities in front of Max Kade Center. Students and staff also enjoyed gummy bears and games of skill at Dartstein Castle Toss and the Duck Pond Shoot. We would like to thank Community Director Echelle Avelar and all River residents, staff, and friends for another great year for the German Housing Community from the Max Kade German Center.


Interested in joining the River community? If you’d like to live in the The Max Kade German Center, please apply to it as a “Living Learning Community” within your housing application on Bannerstudent. For further information, please contact Wadeane Kunz, the German Studies departmental administrator.


Public Policy Officer Delivers Inspiring Talk on the Power of German

Vincent L Mack  (Program Officer for Co-Curricular Programs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences) gave an inspiring talk on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon on the transformative power of living and working abroad in Germany. Entitled "From Georgia, to Germany, to Dartmouth" Vincent's  personal narrative combined the joy of language learning with intercultural discovery, the politics of leadership and career trajectories.

The leitmotif of the speaker's four year stay in Germany, where he took part in the Bundestag/Youth Exchange program and worked as a grant writer for a German children's aid organization, was the positive effect of "disturbance." By taking the leap to leave that which is known Vincent has not only grown personally by getting to know himself better but he also gained new perspectives on his own culture and on world cultures. What is more, Germany provided Mack with essential career skills that he could put to good use when he returned to the U.S.

"Without Germany," Mack concludes, "I would not be working at Dartmouth in the position I am in today."

Won't you like us on Facebook? (Web launch notice)

German Studies is now officially on Facebook ( and just a few clicks away!

You can find our newly launched page by logging into your Facebook account and typing "Dartmouth College German Studies" in the search field.

Follow us, like us, and submit your own posts to the site. 

We look forward to hearing from you wherever you are in the world. 


Eierfest (A Spring Celebration of Eggs)

To kick off spring term this year, the German Club held its elections around a seasonal theme: eggs.

Two hours were spent on decorating eggs with paints, enjoying chocolates and other sweet treats, and swearing in new club officers.

A note to any supporters of the egg heads pictured on the lawn: Their bid for an office with the club was unsuccessful this year.

They may run again in spring of 2017.


Students Narrate German Audio book

Narrated audio books are becoming an increasingly popular medium in Germany and in the U.S.

Students enrolled in our German Studies program tried their hand at the medium when they wrote, recorded and edited their own audio tracks as their class final projects.

Each audio chapter from So klingt Deutschland: Der Einzelne und die Gemeinschaft (Ein Buch zum Hören) narrates one aspect of Germany's literary and cultural history, from premodernity through the twentieth century.

All current student contributions are available for listening here: