The Brandenburger Tor.
  • The Alabama-Germany Partnership: a resource for information about German businesses in Alabama and Alabama businesses in Germany, as well as information about local cultural events.
  • The Goethe-Institut: the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.

From Our Students

Jennifer Shores in front of Burg Hohenzollern in Hechingen, a small town between Tübingen and Stuttgart. I am currently in my first year of graduate work at the Ohio State University in Slavic and East European Studies. I minored in German at UAB, and it was a wonderful experience that has proven beneficial. By studying German under Dr. Erika Hille Rinker I was afforded the opportunity to study abroad. Through her efforts I was able to participate in the Spring Intensive Program at the Universität Tübingen. This was crucial to developing language skills that I now use in my current academic projects, which focus on national identity among the German minorities of Romania during the interwar period.

The true benefit of studying a foreign language comes from being able to understand a way of thinking and living other than one’s own. No matter how globalized the world becomes or how commonly English may be spoken throughout the world, there will never cease to be an unparalleled beauty to learning and understanding foreign languages, their cultures, and literatures. Prost! — Justin Ciucevich