Learn a New Culture

The UW-Green Bay German program provides students with communication skills in both written and spoken German and with an understanding of and appreciation for German literature and culture. In addition to those attending graduate school in German, other graduates of the UW-Green Bay German program have found satisfying careers in international business, teaching, government service, translating and interpreting, and other fields in which their knowledge of German has proven useful and/or essential. German, as many humanities disciplines, may also be used as a pre-professional major, providing students with a sound liberal arts background for the pursuit of more advanced degrees in graduate school and professional training. 

New Horizons

German studies contribute to and expand students' knowledge of another world culture, their understanding of history, and their analytical and communication skills, and can also be of great professional value to students interested in a variety of fields such as international business, law, politics, journalism, education, linguistics, history, philosophy, music, art, science and theology. As is true for the study of any language, studying German also enhances one's understanding of his or her native language in interesting ways.

The German Program offers courses in language, culture, literature, cinema, business, and translation. UW-Green Bay also provides study
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Learn about German culture, UWGB students abroad in German-speaking countries and updates on German alumni.

German Club

Join German students and community members at our weekly German conversation table, every Tuesday from 7-9 PM during the semester in the University Union Wequiock Room (UU101A) and participate in a variety of German Club events. All welcome! Find out more


The German program at UW-Green Bay offers internships to selected qualified students in the program. These internships provide students an opportunity to test their abilities while exploring prospective career options in German in the teaching or business fields. Find out more

Study Abroad

The UW-Green Bay German Program offers a number of ways for students, and people in the community to study abroad in Germany, or attend a travel course. Students in the UW-Green Bay German Program and other academic programs have the opportunity of studying abroad at a broad selection of universities in the state of Hessen. Find out more


There are a number of scholarships available to students including the Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship and Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship. There are Modern Language Awards for Academic Excellence & Modern Applied Language which acknowledge the achievement of students  at the Modern Languages Awards Ceremony. Find out more

Become a Phoenix

If you are ready to explore a campus with excellent teachers, outstanding internships and research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs, then you are ready to learn about UW-Green Bay.

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UW-Green Bay's Jennifer Ham

Meet Jennifer Ham

Professor Jennifer Ham a wide array of courses on German language, literature and culture. Having earned her B.A. from Moravian College, Ham then obtained a M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She has presented and published in the area of turn-of-the-century German studies on topics such as German theater and urban entertainment, the cultural history of animals, Frank Wedekind, Nietzsche and femininity and German cabaret. 

She is coeditor of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History, author of Elastizität: The Poetics of Space, Movement and Character in Frank Wedekind’s Theater and is currently working on a projected anthology Schooling Desire: Modern Pedagogies and Nation-Building in Germany 1871-1949, which explores literary and filmic depictions of schooling in Germany, educational philosophy and the practices of character- and nation-building. She has led numerous travel courses to Marburg and Konstanz and is this year’s recipient of the campus Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Find out about our other German Program faculty.

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