The Department of German at Bowdoin examines the cultural, social, and political lives of German communities in their historical and international contexts, and it does so in German at all levels.

Lasting Impact 

From the first course they take in our department, students acquire critical, cultural, and linguistic knowledge that gives them skills applicable beyond Bowdoin and in their future careers.

89 Percent
German majors satisfied with their choice of major, the average at Bowdoin is 47 percent. (Student Survey, 2016)
39 Percent
The average number of German Fulbright Fellowship recipients as a percentage of all Fulbrights awarded to Bowdoin students.
Off-Campus Study Fellowships and Grants