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Spanish at Shepherd University


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.


Does the coming winter weather have you already dreaming about beaches and sunshine? Consider joining Dr. Denis Berenschot on the Spanish program’s next study abroad trip to Cuba (May 12th – 29th, 2019). Participants can earn credit for Spanish, History, and/or Social Work, all on the same trip! Anyone interested in the study abroad trip to Cuba should take a look at this brochure and then contact Dr. Berenschot ( or 240 367-2424).

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

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German at Shepherd University

Guten Tag!

German students at The Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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 (