Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Janina Krieger

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

I did my Bachelor´s in German Studies and Sociology at University of Mannheim.

What are your interests in German Studies?

I am mostly interested in intercultural topics followed by modern literature.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

I did not choose the University of Waterloo because going there is part of my joint degree. But going to Waterloo was the main reason why I chose the studies. University of Waterloo offers a lot of possibilities to gain practical experiences during the studies. One gets huge support from the Department of Modern Languages and University of Waterloo if one wants to attend a congress and do research.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose the program because I was and I still am so fascinated, that it enables intercultural collaboration in a great interdisciplinary system. Getting the opportunity to do research, and being able to choose individual focuses during the studies are two more arguments to justify my fascination.  Besides the studies aren´t just theoretical, it is about to act and to exercise the gained knowledge. Doing all this in a great country like Canada is the highlight on top of all named highlights.

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

I wanted to be a holiday tester, so I could travel the world for free. In case this would not succeed, I wanted to be a film director.

What is a fun-fact about you? 

I will be an aunt this summer and I am super super super excited about that!

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