Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Julia Baumann

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

I studied German Studies and Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim and received my bachelor’s degree in 2015.

What are your interests in German Studies?

I am particularly interested in modern literature and cultural studies.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

After receiving my bachelor’s degree I did not only want to deepen my knowledge in German Studies, but also get a new intercultural perspective on this field. The established cooperation between University of Mannheim and University of Waterloo offered me the possibility to broaden my perspective in several aspects: intercultural competency, English proficiency and professional qualification.

Why did you choose this program?

The IcGS program offers the opportunity to combine professional qualification and personal experience in two different cultures and scientific environments – that’s exactly what I was looking for!

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

Not yet, but I think it’s going to be in the area of literary studies.

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

The usual veterinarian (although I faint at the sight of blood).

What is something people wouldn’t guess about you?

I eat at least one chocolate bar just about every day.

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