1. Take a Class. St. Olaf has many levels of German, from beginning to intermediate and advanced. The Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) offers students a chance to work with original German texts in areas like Religion, Music and Film Studies.
2. Attend German activities on campus. German film nights, activities in German House, and the German conversation table (“Stammtisch”) bring together students learning German and native German exchange students for cultural exchange and language practice
3. Study abroad in Germany. St. Olaf Students choosing to study abroad in Germany can spend a semester or a full year at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Europa University of Flensburg, or the University of Konstanz.
4. Live in St. Olaf’s Deutsches Haus. Students in the Deutsches Haus are immersed in German language and culture as they share a living community with native German exchange students.
5. Become a German major or German Studies concentrator. A major in German enhances any career choice.