Outside the Classroom

trip to dusseldorf

Study In Düsseldorf

You don’t have to know any German to participate in a full immersion experience of Germany’s culture on a personal level, all while under the care of your German professor.  If you are more advanced, this faculty-led trip can earn you credit for the German major.

College Consortium For International Studies (CCIS) Programs

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

  • Austria: Salzburg, Linz, Graz
  • Germany: Gießen, Karlsruhe, Eichstätt-Ingolstatt, Marburg, Braunschweig, Dortmund, Bielefeld, Hannover, Trier

Service Learning Opportunities

Earn Truman credit for teaching German in our public schools. Reach out beyond the campus to connect with the wider community. Experience the joy of teaching and get hands-on experience using your knowledge in a real-life setting.

German Stammtisch

You don’t have to leave the country to keep up your German skills outside the classroom. Get involved in the Deutscher Stammtisch – a weekly gathering for conversation in German.  “Stammtisch” describes the group that gathers weekly in order to relive the Kaffeehauskultur  (coffeehouse culture) central to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Faculty will facilitate special event gatherings, like games, film, German music, cooking lessons, poetry, dance, slang, or anything else we want to explore. It is a great way to keep up your German or improve it!

german meeting


Truman is really the land of opportunity. If there is a project or idea that you want to pursue, all you have to do is reach out to students and faculty and the idea can become reality. I was able to collaborate on a variety of ventures from research projects, to starting new organizations, to finding internships, and even planned some travel experiences. Your imagination is the limit here!

Brian J.