German is more than a language — the curriculum studies German culture, history, philosophy, literature, arts, and film; German House and a weekly German Table allow you to live the language with fellow students, native speakers, and visiting guests. You can cap off your experience with study abroad, a senior seminar, or an independent research project. Majors go on to graduate study and careers in education, interpretation, media, law, economic development, government, tourism, finance, and more.


The German Department at Grinnell College is happy to announce that it has received a grant from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to participate in the Campus Week campaign during fall semester 2017.

They will use the prestigious grants to support international study, research, and teaching.