The German club recently started a scholarship fund with Metro Volkswagen of Irving. The proceeds will be used to send German majors and concentrators to Germany during the Rome program.
|German Club UD|
From left to right: Peter Appel, Professor Ivan Eidt, Amanda Vaughn, Joseph Cannole, Daniel Hartmann, Elisabeth Swackhamer, David Tidwell, Matthew Rowles, Sebastian Price, Paula Fischer, Teresa Randazzo (the German Club president)
Kristin is majoring in German and French and also works as a German tutor for the elementary and intermediate classes. She first learned German in Freiburg, Germany, where she stayed with a family and took classes for two months. She has a passion for languages and is looking into the possibility of going to graduate school to become an interpreter. She also hopes to eventually live in Europe for an extended period of time. She finds speaking a foreign language and assimilating into a new culture one of the best experiences in life.
Rachel, a German major, is very interested in German history, especially the second world war and the resistance in Nazi Germany. She is writing her thesis about the resistance. Rachel also works as a tutor for our Elementary and Intermediate classes.
Stephanie is a Comparative Literary Traditions major but is taking a lot of German classes and is thinking about a German concentration. Her mom taught her German when she was little, and she started taking German at UD because she wanted to learn the language more thoroughly, especially the grammar. Now she hopes to become capable of writing well in German.
Grant is majoring in Economics and German and he also works as a German tutor for the elementary and intermediate classes. He enjoys studying German history, especially that of the GDR, and he is interested in European-American and international relations. Before his Rome semester, in the summer of 2008, he took international summer classes at the University of Eichstätt, in Bavaria, where he only spoke German and made many international friends.