GERMAN FOR THE ARTS AND CREATIVE FIELDS
Why learn German?
German is essential for you if you choose a career or intend to otherwise pursue your interest in the visual arts, performing arts, poetic arts, or architecture. With the knowledge of German, you can access a world of sources for literature, art history, photography, graphic arts, design, theater, film, dance, music, or architecture. Germany and Austria and Switzerland are renowned for their support of the arts.
Did you know?
Study, research, and internship opportunities for students in art, performance, design and architecture:
1) DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
The German Academic Exchange Service gives away more money for study/internships abroad than any other agency worldwide and they are especially supportive of students in creative fields.
University Summer Course Grant:
Summer courses at German universities to help build your language skills while studying anything from film to politics to engineering.
Study and Internship Program (SIP):
A full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany, followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.
2) Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals:
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides American and German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.
3) German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest:
Transatlantic Program - Young Technology Leaders:
Short study-trips to Germany, bringing together future technology leaders from the US and Germany. Each year’s program focuses on a special topic, including Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning.
4) Think Swiss Research Scholarships and Summer School Grants:
ThinkSwiss supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research in Switzerland for 2 to 3 months or to participate in summer schools at top Swiss universities.
5) Cultural Vistas:
Eight-week summer program in Germany for US university students.
Strong preference given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.
UIC’s Department of Germanic Studies offers courses in German and English for all levels of language ability and interest. Students from all colleges can participate in our Basic Language Program or minor or double-major in German.