Spotlight on Germany

Spotlight on Germany

A guide to custom programs in Germany

Germany is the nation that gave the world Albert Einstein, Ludwig van Beethoven, Martin Luther, and Johannes Gutenberg. Its history is rich with successes in science, technology, art, and culture. It is also drawn against the backdrop of Nazi Germany and the Cold War – a legacy that modern Germany continues to confront. Today, Germany is a major player in Europe and on the world stage as an economic and political powerhouse.

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Designing Your Custom Program

We believe this kind of learning experience demands a unique travel itinerary, and that’s why we specialize in customized travel programs. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc., our program development team, alongside our Global Academic Team, will consult with you to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will deliver the educational outcome you’re looking for. From selecting your destination to identifying interactive experiences that bring your classroom to life, our thematic approach ensures that your goals drive every decision we make together.

A Personal Partner

Once your program is developed, you’ll work directly with an account manager who will be your champion, working directly with our large team of logistical experts, curriculum specialists, and on-the-ground partners. Our loyal clients see their account managers as an integral part of their own university teams, ensuring that your program is uniquely yours each and every year.

Meet our VP of Program Development

JeDSC_7280nnifer Fisher leads a team of WorldStrides’ program development specialists, working directly with new university clients to globalize their curriculum with short-term faculty-led cultural immersion experiences. Jen brings a passion for customized curriculum solutions to this role after more than 20 years working with institutions of higher learning.

To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.

Topics to Explore

 In Germany, you might choose to explore some of the following topics:


The list of German automotive brands is a Who’s Who in the luxury automobile market. Germany is also one of the leading automobile parts manufacturing countries in the world. Explore the legacy of the brands, the quest to innovate, and the challenges of supply chain management in visits to one or more factories or headquarters.

Rise of the Third Reich

Delve into the difficult history of Germany with a look at how Hitler came to power. Study the confluence of events that presented the opportunity for his leadership and visit sites of some of his most important rallies as you learn more about the incredible propaganda machine of the Nazi movement. A visit to a concentration camp will drive home the painful costs of the era and allow your group a chance to honor the dead.

Finance and the Eurozone

Germany’s culture of conservative fiscal financial management, tied with heavy union and cultural diversity issues, makes this country a good destination through which to understand the relationship between public policy, institutional practices, workforce management, and consumer behavior. As home to the European Central Bank, it is also an excellent place to examine the politics of the Eurozone.


Destination Overview

Germany Now
Germany Now

As Europe’s largest economy, Germany is widely seen as the anchor of the continent’s sometimes troubled institutions. Its highly-skilled workforce is the envy of Europe and fuels its low unemployment rates. But Germany’s economic stability has forced the nation into the role of creditor in the Eurozone. Though Chancellor Angela Merkel has wielded significant political clout during this time, she’s been both praised and maligned for her role in imposing austerity measures on the reluctant nations of southern Europe.

Today, Germany is setting the pace as a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, and chemicals, and is home to iconic brands Volkswagen, Porsche, and Siemens. It also boasts world-class museums and historical sites, scenic drives, beautiful rivers, and famous festivals including Oktoberfest that draw visitors by the tens of thousands. Its appeal is multi-dimensional and undeniable—an ancient player still holding many influential cards.