Student Profile: George Brittain
Having already traveled to the country twice, George Brittain says what makes it great is “das deutsche Volk”—the people!
The German major spent five weeks in Cologne, where his family knew missionaries who could introduce him to the city and culture. On another trip, he stayed in the small town of Kusel while completing a three-month internship.
“The best part of visiting Germany was getting to know the people there and how they view the world,” says Brittain. “Their ideas of government, marriage, and religion are all different than Americans’, so that was very intriguing.”
“Studying abroad needs to take place for a student to really learn a language,” he says. “The best part about the Alma College language programs is how much they encourage this. I would recommend other students also have a goal in mind when they travel and to stick with the language, so they don’t forget it.”
After graduating from Alma College, Brittain hopes to work for an American correspondence company in Germany.