German language and culture alive on the Eastern Shore
The German Program at Salisbury University offers students a chance to minor in German through the completion of basic and intermediate coursework at SU's campus, and advanced coursework at one of our partner institutions abroad. Students not only learn the basics of the German language but also are introduced to aspects of German history and culture through classroom instruction and culturally enriching experiences. Have German ancestry and want to know more about your relatives' language and culture? Come join us! We welcome all interested in learning more.
Oktoberfest has been one of the most popular events on campus for 35 years.
The German Club is one of Salisbury University’s oldest all student- run clubs on campus under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Since 1972 it has organized and hosted the all campus wide annual Oktoberfest which has become one of the most popular events held here. The club is very involved in a great many campus activities such as “Relay for Life”, Habitat for Humanity work days, Fun Day, Student Activities Fairs and Homecoming to name just a few of our activities. Recently the German Club was named one of Salisbury University’s most active student organizations. Additional activities include camping trips, a Christmas party with German food, and weekly meetings with a German “Stammtisch” every other week. Membership is open to all interested in the German language, culture or traditions.
Discovering Germany, Austria and Switzerland through our Minor
After completing their beginner and intermediate language courses at Salisbury University, students may complete their German minor abroad by taking advantage of the numerous opportunities available through our International Programs office: SUCIE - Salisbury University's Center for International Education. There are many programs available for transfer credit with our partners in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Salisbury University has a very successful consortium agreement with Philipp University of Marburg which allows students to take courses in Marburg, Germany (in the beautiful state of Hessen) that will apply directly towards their German minor at SU. SU's professors and their colleagues at SU's partner institutions abroad are here to help you discover the German-speaking world!