Learn the language and culture of Germany, the largest economy in Europe.

The German program at Pacific University features immersion courses at lower- and upper-division levels, as well as interdisciplinary studies in language, literature, history, philosophy, music and film.

German majors study abroad for at least one semester in Germany or Austria, or participate in two- and three-week travel courses in Germany and Austria.

They may also choose to mentor and tutor in German on campus and teach an after-school language program offered in a local elementary school.


A Pacific student communicates with an international neighbor on a computer in the Center for Languages and International Collaboration
The Pacific University Center for Languages and International Collaboration, or CLIC, promotes the development of global-ready graduates who can communicate effectively across difference. More than ever, college graduates must be ready to work and live in a global environment — not only to speak with their global neighbors, but to communicate with them effectively. Language education is about more than memorizing vocabulary — it’s about embracing diversity and difference. Through the CLIC, Pacific students engage with people around the world.