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The German Studies Excellence Award at MIT, sponsored by Global Studies and Languages (GSL) and MISTI-Germany, was started in 1997 to honor students each academic year who exhibit unusually strong skills and effort in the study of German language and culture in courses at MIT.
The awards are decided by a jury of faculty from the German program. The first prize is a round trip flight to Germany. Numerous other prizes on beginning and advanced levels will be awarded.Students in MIT classes in AY 2019 can submit a piece of written work demonstrating original and creative excellence in German Studies to their German instructor. The writing sample should be a short essay or writing assignment that was completed for a German course in either the Fall, IAP, or Spring semesters. The event is open to all students studying German (past and present).
The Award Ceremony on April 30 is cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions.