German at VUHS


Why Learn German? (from Yale University)

  • German is the most widely spoken language in the European Union (19% of Europeans spoke German in 2007), with over 120 million speakers worldwide.

  • German is the 3rd most popular language taught worldwide.

  • Germany has the 3rd strongest economy in the world.

  • Germany is the #1 exporting nation in the world.

  • There are more than 1,100 companies in German-speaking countries that have subsidiaries in the United States. These companies account for 700,000 jobs in the USA. 

  • German is the 2nd most commonly used scientific language.

  • Over 2,000 scholarships and grants are awarded to US students each year to help them study abroad in Germany.

  • German Americans make up the single largest heritage group reported in the US (approximately 15%).

Travel to Germany

  1. Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program: 
    Spend a year in Germany! Two VUHS students have done this in the past five years!
    This is FREE if you are accepted! Students only have to pay for spending money. 

  2. VUHS Exchange to Germany: 
    59 VUHS students have participated in the exchange in the last four years.

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Test your German, European, US geography!