Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

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

I studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s. I majored in German and minored in Business Administration.

What are your interests in German Studies?

I’m interested in applied linguistics and transcultural studies.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

I chose uWaterloo because of Waterloo’s German heritage and UW’s dynamic German department.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program because it gave me the opportunity to study both linguistics and literature, as well as the opportunity to study in Germany for one year.

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

It’s a work in progress.

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

A teacher or a writer.

What is something people wouldn’t guess about you?

I can play four musical instruments.

eswyers@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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