Students studying German at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

Student Organizations

Carthage German students can get involved in several student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join German Club, Alpha Mu Gamma, the International Friendship Society, and more!

See More German Student Organizations

Stammtisch: German Lunch Table

Stammtisch (the German lunch table) allows students to build cultural and linguistic fluency with other Carthage students. Students and Target Language Experts meet weekly for lunch in the Caf and speak German with one another. Students can find out more about Stammtisch on The Bridge, the campus e-newsletter.


Students visit a museum in Germany. January Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments at Carthage offer innovative courses on campus as well as study tours in other countries. Recent J-Term offerings from the Modern Languages Department include:

  • Luther and the Reformation (study tour)
  • Representations of German History: Berlin, Dresden, and Munich (study tour)
  • Christian Responses to Nazism

Learn more about J-Term

Study Abroad

All modern language majors must study abroad for at least one term. Carthage offers courses prior to traveling abroad that prepare students both linguistically and culturally for this experience. Carthage is affiliated with several reputable institutions in order to provide our students with academically rigorous, high-quality international programs in a variety of locations around the globe.

Learn more about studying abroad

Target Language Experts

At Carthage, introductory language courses are taught by native speakers. The College hires graduate students from around the world to come to Carthage to share their language and culture. These Target Language Experts bring energy and authenticity to modern language courses, giving students new to a language a vibrant and exciting introduction.

Meet our German TLE

Modern Language Scholarship

Carthage awards two scholarships to incoming German students in the annual Modern Languages Scholarship Competition. Each covers up to $27,000 per year and is renewable for four years. In addition, some students have received scholarships from the German government to pursue academic research in Germany, and the German program has produced more Fulbright scholars than any other major at Carthage.

Learn more about the modern languages scholarship competition