Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies


Alissa MelitzerWhere and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?

Linguistics at McMaster University.

What are your interests in German Studies?

I’m interested in second language acquisition, bilingualism and translation.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

I grew up in the area, so I was already really familiar with both the university and the city itself. The University of Waterloo feels a lot like home to me.

Why did you choose this program?

The IcGS program seemed really unique and I felt like it would be a great opportunity to develop my skills in German while also being able to study abroad.

Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?

I’m not sure exactly what I want to write my thesis on yet.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a dentist.

What is a fun-fact about you?

I can shear a sheep by hand. I spent two of my holidays helping out on a sheep farm on the border between Germany and Switzerland and really enjoyed the experience.

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