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    Research

    Research opportunities for German students at Hamline are often built around the keeping of a journal in the first years of study. Themes, trends, and pre-occupations are surfaced from this journal. Students are then -- cross-culturally, trans-historically -- challenged to explore and flesh-out these self-identified concerns in early research which often finds a berth in the NCUR lists. Such endeavors can lead to the distinction of a Senior Honors Thesis -- which often leads to a successful candidacy for a Fulbright in Germany or Austria.

    In 2005 Russ Christensen, one of Hamline's German faculty members, organized with the leadership of the Stadtwaerme -- a municipal Bio-Mass energy producer which supplies all of the energy for Lienz, a town of fourteen thousand in Austria's East Tyrol -- a research internship for Hamline students of German and the Natural Sciences. Jacob Kruger, now in his third year of the University of Minnesota's Bio-Engineering Graduate School, was the first Hamline intern to do his research in Lienz while living with a Tyrolese family.

    Resources

    German-Studies students licensing in Education often find part-time employment in the German Immersion School on University Avenue, not far from Hamline.

    The German-American Institute, headquartered on Saint Paul's Summit Avenue, is also a resource for many of Hamline's German-Studies students, providing employment for some and cultural programming for all.