Undergraduate Student Opportunities

German Tutoring Zoom Sessions - Nachhilfe

Students enrolled in a German language course are invited to sign up for extra tutoring (Nachhilfe). We offer free, 30-minute sessions remotely via Zoom with a tutor in German. Our tutors, who are also current instructors within the department, offer one-on-one help with difficult concepts and opportunities for additional speaking practice. Students who need to isolate or are absent due to illness are especially encouraged to sign up for tutoring. Please contact Dr. Lisa Parkes (lparkes@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions.

Sign up now for your tutoring appointment by clicking on the links below:

Work Abroad Internship Program in Europe

The Work Abroad Program offers students interested in opportunities in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland internships during the summer months. The program is open to all concentrations and allows students to integrate their expertise in their area of concentration with their knowledge of German language and culture.

Study Abroad in Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany

Based in the capitals of Germany and Austria, this eight-week program comprises two courses: one advanced German-language course and one cultural history course, conducted in English. Gain a critical overview of European literature, music, and the arts from the 19th century to the present, while exploring the vibrant capitals of Austria and Germany. Join other intermediate and advanced German-language students in strengthening your written and spoken skills while studying the cultural history of Vienna and Berlin. Your studies are complemented by frequent performances at the cities' concert halls, opera houses, and theaters, plus multiple excursions, including a visit to Prague.

Study Abroad in Scandinavia

This Viking studies program in Scandinavia offers the opportunity for you to explore the rich archaeological, cultural, and literary heritage of northern Europe in the early Middle Ages. During the program, you examine the sagas and eddas, visit numerous archaeological sites, and participate in a three-week archaeological field school. Specialists in many different aspects of Viking culture lecture and guide classes.

Harvard German Club

The Harvard German Club is a gathering of Harvard’s German-speaking community. It provides a relaxed social setting for all Harvard affiliates to get to know each other and practice their German skills, whether by chatting over chicken wings at the Queen's Head during a weekly Stammtisch or by relaxing with an interesting German-language movie at Filmabend.

If you would like to be added to the German Club listserv for announcements about events and opportunities, please send an email to the German Club's faculty advisor Lisa Parkes (lparkes@fas.harvard.edu) with the subject line: Join German Club.

Practice German during Kaffeestunde, German Table, Tafelrunde

Members of the German department organize various social events that give students extra conversational opportunities such as the weekly language tables in Leverett and Quincy House, Tafelrunde, a remote language practice hour in German organized jointly by the German programs at Harvard and CSU Long Beach, and Kaffeestunde. For opportunities to practice your German, see upcoming events.