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Spanish at Shepherd University


¡Vamonos a Mexico! Travel with Shepherd University’s Spanish program to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula this coming May. Students can earn three or six credit hours. The $1,799 cost includes airfare, Spanish classes, family stays, some meals, cooking classes, and excursions to Mérida, Cancún, and the Mayan ruins. Dr. Berenschot will be hosting an information session about the trip on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 3:10 p.m. in Knutti Hall’s room 207. If you can’t attend the session or just want more information, contact Dr. Berenschot at or 240 367-2424. In the meantime, take a look at this brochure.

On Wednesday, April 12th, Dr. Denis Berenschot and Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender inducted four Spanish majors into Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (ΣΔΠ), the national collegiate Hispanic honor society. The spring 2017 inductees include Holly Fridley, Keira Cale, Shirley Haimes, and Neal Crosson. The ceremony is celebrated annually, and eligible students are selected for membership by the faculty.

French at Shepherd University


Voulez-vous voyager au Canada? Would you like to travel to Canada and spend part of the summer of 2019 in Quebec while earning college credit? Dr. Krantz is recruiting for her trip to Quebec this summer. Here’s a brochure that provides more information about this summer abroad. Additional questions should be directed to Dr. Krantz at

German at Shepherd University

Guten Tag!

Whether it’s students having lunch at The Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown, Maryland; attending an evening of music by Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms performed in the Frank Center; noshing on a slice of freshly baked Stollen at the Sweet Shop on German Street in Shepherdstown; visiting the Schifferstadt Architechtural Museum in Frederick, Maryland; or touring the Heurich House Museum, which is sometimes referred to as “the Brewmaster’s Castle,” in Washington, DC, here at Shepherd learning about the history and culture of the German-speaking world isn’t confined to the classroom. Our students are out and about, active and engaged.

Several times each semester, the Department of English and Modern Languages hosts Stammtisch (a German conversation group). The meetings take place at locales in and around Shepherdstown, and the group likes to meet outside, whenever the weather permits. German speakers of all levels—beginners to native—are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender (