Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

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

I majored in German Philology and minored in Media and Communication Studies at University of Mannheim in Germany.

What are your interests in German Studies?

I am mostly interested in applied linguistics and all aspects of interculturality.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

Spending one year at University of Waterloo is part of my German-Canadian joint degree "Intercultural German Studies". I already heard about this program several years ago and it directly aroused my interest.

Why did you choose this program?

Having the opportunity to live and study in Canada has probably been the main reason why I chose this program. I am really looking forward to Canadian university culture and studying in another country which will surely help me to develop my intercultural and interdisciplinary skills.

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

Not yet, but I am sure that studying at University of Waterloo will help me to work that out.

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

An author.

What is a fun-fact about you?

My German friends and roommates tend to say that I am attracting funny situations all the time, so I am already excited which stories I will be able to tell after having spent one year in Waterloo.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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