Student Profiles


German & IECA

“Studying German in combination with International Economics and Cultural Affairs (IECA) has given me a broad overview of international relations and cultural studies while allowing me to focus on learning the German language and culture. The German program and my studies in IECA prepared me well for studying abroad in Germany, which was the turning point in my education towards being a more globally-minded person.”


German & Global Service

“I came to Valparaiso because of the great German program, which integrates really well with my other major, Global Service. I knew I wanted German in my future, and Valpo made it easy with lots of resources and events here on campus! Thanks to Valpo, I’ll be studying abroad in Tübingen for an entire year, working with my Global Service major to become a translator after graduating.”


German & Music 

“One of the biggest reasons that I decided to attend Valpo was the German program. I’ve really been able to grow and challenge myself since I’ve been here, and I have even been able to integrate my knowledge of German into my second major, Music Composition. It has been great!”


German & Secondary Education

“I had very specific ideas for what type of university I wanted to attend. I knew I wanted to become a high school German teacher, so the university had to have a strong German department and a strong Education department.”


German & Engineering

“I chose Valpo for several reasons. I wanted to combine my engineering degree with German in programs that would push me to be great in both. Additionally, I wanted to go to a school where my study abroad options did not limit me or make it more difficult to be a student. Valpo allows me to combine all three in the Valparaiso International Engineering Program in German (VIEP-German), an amazing opportunity that I did not find anywhere else.”


German & Secondary Education

“Events like Theaterfest made Valpo my first choice, solely because of its high-quality German program. I am very confident in my education here and am exploring a career in Secondary Education to complement my passion for the language. This department has presented me with many unique opportunities, such as living in the Kade-Duesenburg German House and studying abroad in Tübingen.”