I am a native English speaker and currently studying German as part of my degree in England. I am thinking of doing an MA in Jacobs University next year but I still want to keep up the German language. Even though the college is English conducted do students still converse in German with one another? Are the percentage of students non German? I want the best of both worlds, an English MA but a German speaking social life. Can anyone offer me any advice?
Hello there! The largest national group on campus is German especially in the graduate programs and nearly all of the administrative staff and faculty are German. According to the university Fact sheet, 25% of students are German (<http://www.jacobs-university.de/imperia/md/content/groups/news/coco_confluence/FactSheet_March_2008_engl.pdf>). So running into a German speaker is no problem. You may want to contact the program coordinator of the program you are interested to get in contact with a student; he or she may tell you specific details about your program population. The university also offers German Language courses through which you can pursue certification.
If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact the GSA!