German students participate in postcard writing project
Cornell College German students are participating in a postcard writing exchange project with high school students.
The project was explored in this article by The Daily Iowan, published on April 4, 2021.
“When my colleagues in Iowa’s German department got in touch about this project, I pitched it to Cornell German students, who were super eager to participate,” said Assistant Professor of German Studies and History Tyler Carrington. “It’s a fun way to use their budding German skills and surely a treat for the high school students to engage with our delightful German majors and minors. Kind of a classic win-win!”
Students who study German at Cornell can take a full range of language courses, as well as two to three English-language seminars per year on German topics. Upper-level courses focus on a specific period in German cultural history or a specific aspect of literature, such as recent courses about the fall of the Berlin Wall, sexology in Berlin and Vienna, and masculinity in the 1920s. Every three years students have the opportunity to go abroad to Vienna, Munich, and Berlin for an immersive off-campus block.