Welcome to the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at
the University of Pennsylvania. The oldest academic program in
German Studies in North America, we are committed to our strong
tradition in literary studies, while our distinguished faculty also
represent a range of innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in the
We invite you to read more about our current and past events below, and to explore our website for information about our graduate and undergraduate programs, including our offerings in Yiddish, Dutch, and Swedish.