German Studies

At New College, our AOC in German Studies gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in German culture and language by developing a personalized course of study in close consultation with your faculty advisor. You’ll benefit from small classes led by experienced faculty who are experts at bringing subject matter to life. We also believe that learning German is about more than sitting in a classroom. In fact, most German majors at New College spend at least one month or longer in a total immersion program in Germany. And one of our professors, Wendy Sutherland, has traveled to Berlin with small groups of students who completed at least four semesters of German language to study Berlin history and architecture.

In the past five years, several New College German students have received prestigious Fulbright scholarships. One student, Erin Boggs, earned a Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Germany. A former Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship winner, she integrated her language and theater skills in helping German students better understand American society. Fulbrighters Chris Mulholland and Ryan Tisdale used their German studies at New College to supplement their concentrations in Biology for specialized research in Germany during their Fulbright year. Mulholland conducted cancer research at the Center for Integrated Protein Science at the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universit├Ąt in Munich. Tisdale studied the sleep patterns of black birds at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen.

The advanced linguistic, critical thinking, and written and oral communications' skills students gain from our German Studies program prepares them well for graduate school as well as a diverse array of career paths. Teaching, government and foreign service work, translation and law are among the most common.  


Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant.

As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.

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New College is one of the nation's per capita leaders in terms of Fulbright Scholars. Over the years, 31 of the 75 New College students who have earned Fulbrights  have studied in Germany.

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