German and Economics
Activities: UCM Leader, German Club
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High School: Mount Vernon High School
Most Influential Professor: Dr. Cagle’s passion for German is what got me hooked. He’s constantly challenging us to improve and move on to the next step, whether it’s in class or on a road trip to a local Oktoberfest celebration.
Favorite Part of Class: Grammar. Must be crazy, right? It’s really fun when you gain confidence and start to think and actually dream in German. That’s when you know you’re making progress!
Getting Involved: It pays to get involved and work hard. I was recently awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship for a semester abroad– it will cover travel, living expenses, insurance, plus a monthly stipend. I’m one of several who have recently been awarded with this scholarship – that says something about our German program.
Advice: The process of learning a language never stops – put yourself out there. You’re going to make mistakes, just make sure you learn from them.