Studying/Researching Abroad in Germany: Info Session @agnesscott

Join us for an info session on studying and researching in German-speaking countries. Our expert panel will feature Andrea Harris and Katherine Robinson, two ASC German students who have recently returned from studying abroad in Germany and Switzerland, respectively. Sarah Harris is currently studying abroad in Germany and Nga Than, an ASC alumna, is researching…

ASC Student Wins DAAD Scholarship

Congratulations to Lucy Nga Than ’13 for being awarded a 10-month research scholarship to Germany by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)! The scholarship will enable Lucy to pursue further research on her project, “Education as a Means of Integration for Young Vietnamese Immigrants in Germany,” as part of a larger research project on immigration…

German Studies Courses 2013-14

It’s advising time and we invite you to check out the German Studies course descriptions for 2013-14. In addition to the elementary, intermediate, and advanced language courses, the German Studies program also offers a series of upper-level courses in English on topics such as German Cinema and German Cultural Studies. These courses are open for…

ASC “Showing Thinking” Exhibit

  Way back in August 2012, my colleagues Nell Ruby and Katherine Smith from the ASC Art and Art History Department invited me and another colleague to have a “creative breakfast”. They asked if we wanted to participate in an art exhibit that foregrounded the way we “think” and “create.” I had no idea that…

Stereotyping Afro-German Actors

In German 340, Afro-German Culture and History, we have moved into the project phase and have begun interviewing an amazing group of volunteers who identify themselves as Afro-Germans: An army soldier who was born in Germany, served in the German army, and then moved to the US to enlist in the army; an Afro-German woman…

Food, Art, and Music Featured at ASC in Germany Presentations

Did you know that US fast food in general contains much more high-fructose corn syrup than similar food in Germany? Have you ever thought about how a dense public transportation infrastructure might contribute to overall better public health conditions? These and other questions were addressed during the presentations given by ASC students who had participated…

ASC in Germany Participants Present Interdisciplinary Projects

In May 2012 a group of ASC students spent two weeks in Germany, exploring the country and also working on a series of interdisciplinary projects. One student, for instance wrote a blog focusing on public health; another student explored art and the commemoration of the Holocaust. Politics and campaign financing were at the heart of…

Apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship Program

The German Chancellor’s Fellowship is one of the most prestigious fellowships Germany has to offer. Here are the basics: develop an original project in any area, find a host institution that’s willing to work with you, and get paid at least Euro 2,300 per month for up to a year, plus expenses. If you are…

Congratulations: ASC Student Quyen Tran Wins DAAD Scholarship

Belated congratulations to Quyen Tran for winning a DAAD undergraduate scholarship. In 2013, Quyen will spend six months in Freiburg (Germany), researching aspects of obesity at the Max Planck Institute of Epigenetics. (The DAAD scholarship will pay her a monthly stipend, plus research and travel costs as well as health insurance.) Quyen is currently taking…

ASC German Students Present Current Research Projects

As the end of the semester approaches, a couple of German students will present the results of their research projects. Two of these projects will be presented at SpARC, the third one will result in a longer paper. Here are some brief summaries that might inspire more projects in the future. German Studies major Charlotte…