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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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Professor Paula Hanssen with Samantha Womack

European Studies Major Wins German Travel Scholarship

March 20, 2018

Samantha Womack has received the Summer 2018 St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities travel scholarship for students studying German and/or working in a German-speaking country. She is looking forward to learning more about German culture and working in Europe during the internship in the state of Baden-Wurtemberg close to Stuttgart, our sister city.

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Zoey Bruce, Matt Margulis and Paula Hanssen

Snapshot: German Language Students Sing Bilingual Carols

December 14, 2017

German language students in International Languages and Cultures attended the the German American Heritage Society party on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Alumni House to entertain the members and enjoy some German specialties. The Society provides an annual scholarship for students going abroad to study the German language and be immersed in the culture.

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Stephanie Werner receiving GAHC scholarship

German Majors Win GAHC Scholarship to Study in Europe

May 02, 2017

German majors Stephanie Werner and Gina Perhat have won the German American Heritage Society (GAHS) scholarship granted annually by the GAHS and St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) for students going to Europe to take German classes through Webster University. Werner will to attend the Vienna campus, while Perhat will participate in an internship organized by the Dual University in Villingen-Schweningen, a suburb of Stuttgart.

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Language Table

Collaborative Language Trivia: Spanish, French, German, Japanese

April 26, 2016

On April 21, teaching assistants from Argentina, France, Germany and Japan hosted a special trivia event in Marletto’s for around 20 students who had regularly attended their weekly individual language tables (Spanish, French, German, and Japanese) throughout the academic year, opportunities to practice speaking the language they are studying.

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Students collaborated to create subtitles for the 1952 Austrian film, 'April 1st 2000.'

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna, St. Louis Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 18, 2016

Students studying Austrian cinema through Webster Vienna had a challenge. Their peers in German language class in St. Louis had a solution. Faculty members Holger Lang and Paula Hanssen conceived two courses that allowed students to enroll at their local campus while working in close collaboration to achieve a shared interdisciplinary goal. Their work creating subtitles for the Austrian film “April 1st 2000” taught them about language, cultural identity and perceptions of historical events.

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Ervin (center, in green) was one of 16 graduates from a range of fields at the National Security Roundtable.

Ervin on Security Roundtable, Reed Accepts Patriot Award, Hanssen Honored by German Society

March 30, 2016

Colorado Springs' Margaret Reed accepted the Patriot Award for support of Guard and Reserve members, professor of German Paula Hanssen received the Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award from the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis, and Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin was one of 16 participants in the National Security Roundtable program co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the CGSC Foundation.

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Risker and Hanssen

Vienna-Bound Student Awarded German Heritage Scholarship

March 17, 2016

Webster University German major Sara Risker has won the $2,500 German American Heritage Society scholarship. She will study at Webster's Vienna campus in Spring II. Webster students who major or minor in German and will study abroad at the Vienna campus or Webster's partner in Trier, Germany, are encouraged to apply for next year.

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Team

German Language Faculty, Students in Immersion Weekend

November 18, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of German re-unification, German language faculty and students at Webster University and at Saint Louis University met for an immersion experience, cooking authentic German meals together, watching a German film, and participating in a variety of activities that engaged students in cultural learning and exploration.

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