We currently offer two 3-credit courses that focus on business German:
GERM 362. German and Germany in Global Business Culture I. 3 Hours H/W.
High-intermediate content-based course with focus on the language skills needed to engage actively with the German business world, including applying for internships and jobs. Introduction to common cultural practices in the German business environment. Use of multimedia sources to explore current events and issues in Germany and their significance within a global business context. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or the equivalent. LEC.
GERM 462. German and Germany in Global Business Culture II. 3 Hours H/W / FP.
Advanced content-based course with focus on the language skills needed to examine the German social market economy, legal forms of companies, and the business planning process. Use of multimedia sources to explore current German business and economic issues in international, transatlantic, and global contexts. Team research project and presentation. Prerequisite: GERM 362 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Internships in Eutin, Germany
- Experience the benefits of studying abroad
- Gain in-demand global skills through professional work experience
- Improve your German language skills
- Earn KU credit through the Internships in Germany Program
Internships will take place in the summer and last 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the needs of the host company. The internships are unpaid, but host companies typically provide housing or assist with arrangements and provide a modest stipend to assist with day-to-day living expenses.
Language requirements vary by location. Students interning in Eutin must have at least four semesters of college-level German and are encouraged to enroll in GERM 462: German and Germany in Global Business Culture II Internships in other locations can be in English, with no knowledge of the German language required.
Further details and program application