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German Certificate & Coursework



The German program takes a communicative and culture-based approach to learning and provides students with access to a world of opportunities, including study abroad and international co-op-placements. Our program offers an Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in German to students who place at or below the German 202 level. According to Germany’s official tourism website, over 100-million people speak German, the most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union.

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in renewable energy may greatly benefit from a German minor. According to Bloomberg, Germany’s implementation and dedication to clean energy has made this country the global trailblazer in eliminating nuclear and fossil fuels.

International Standing: In 2015, according to, Germany’s gross domestic product ranked 4th behind the United States, China and Japan.


Study abroad and international co-ops are integral to the Modern Languages program, and will no doubt be the highlight of your education. There is no better way to learn a foreign language, get a sense of your place in the globalized economy, discover other cultures and broaden your perspective on American life and culture, than to go abroad. German-language options include:

Study Abroad:

  • Germany (several programs available)

International Co-op:

  • Germany (several programs available)

Begin your journey at Drexel’s Study Abroad office and/or the Steinbright Career Development Center (international co-op).


Fluent understanding of a foreign language is a benefit to individuals in a wide variety of professional fields. For language students considering employment with German coursework, opportunities can includeroles with The European Union, the International Olympic Committee, the World Trade Organization, Suzlon (Wind Energy), Solar World (Worldwide Solar Power, Germany Headquarters) or positions as United Nations translators and interpreters.

Learn More About the Certificate in the Course Catalog

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!