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    UGA Study Abroad in Freiburg

    Students on the four-week summer program will study the German language and German culture.

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    Study Russian or German at UGA

    Want to learn a new language? Look into our undergraduate programs!

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Welcome to Germanic and Slavic Studies

Becoming proficient in another language is a relevant skill that opens up job opportunities here and abroad.

Languages add value to your academic accomplishments. You will also cultivate a deeper understanding of other cultures and the nuanced skills for navigating in a global economy.

We offer majors in German and Russian; dual degree programs in German and World Language Education,  and German and Engineering; a German minor and Russian minor; and study abroad, student exchange, and internship opportunities. Check out UGA's Double Dawgs in German: you earn a BA and MA in only five years!

And open to ALL majors is the new Russian Flagship certificate, an amazing opportunity to be part of a cohort that receives hands-on, mentored training in intensive Russian language and culture, including many cultural activities and events. The  program culminates in a capstone year abroad with an internship that aligns with your major. Generous grants and scholarships help make the Russian Flagship accessible. Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, UGA hosts one of only six Russian Flagship programs in the U.S.

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Graduates of the Germanic & Slavic Studies Class of 2020 and Department award winners were celebrated in a virtual ceremony on May 8th, via video conference. Students and their families were invited to the ceremony and the brief virtual reception that followed.

Support Germanic and Slavic Studies at UGA

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.


M.A. in German

The German Program in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies offers a highly respected Master's degree with concentration in either literature or linguistics. In addition to comprehensive training in the discipline, the department also provides candidates the opportunity to develop elementary and intermediate language teaching skills.

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Masters Students

Russian Flagship Program

Open to undergraduate students from all majors, students earn a Flagship Certification in a mentored cohort learning Russian language, literature and culture. A capstone year abroad is funded by generous grants and scholarships. UGA hosts one of only six Russian Flagship programs in the U.S., critical language intensive learning funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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