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German majors graduating from Calvin University have been successful in many different fields. In addition to the language skills gained, enhanced intercultural skills are relevant to many areas of work and ministry today, and enable graduates as they work at fulfilling the biblical call to exercise hospitality to strangers and to be a blessing when interacting in foreign settings.

Quick Facts

  • 100%

    of 2016 German graduates employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.


    of German majors study abroad.


    million people worldwide speak German

Careers to consider

The German major and minor programs both train you to become a German specialist and provide you with a solid and rich foundation for a variety of professions. In the past two decades German majors and minors graduating from Calvin University have been successful in many different fields, including:

  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Collegiate education
  • Educational specialist in an American Goethe Institut
  • International business (Germany is the largest foreign employer in the USA)
  • International banking
  • Christian ministry
  • Translator
  • Researcher
  • Foreign Service Worker (Peace Corps, VISTA, AmeriCorps, USAID)
  • Nonprofit Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Art History
  • Musical performance
  • United States foreign service
  • United States Custom Service
  • Journalism
  • Missions
  • International development
  • Publishing
  • Travel
  • Interpreter
  • Linguistics
  • Health Services Worker
  • ESL Teacher
  • Educational Administrator for Study Abroad Programs

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