The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or DAAD) has awarded a generous grant to Oswego student Marie Parker for summer study in Germany. 

A junior from Rochester, Parker double majors in languages and international trade and in global and international studies. 

At Oswego, Parker has completed multiple German courses through the intermediate level and will have an intensive summer of study. She will first participate in Oswego’s summer program in Kempten, Germany, and then travel directly to Berlin for the DAAD course. That DAAD course is offered by the well-known Humboldt University, in the center of Germany’s capital. 

Parker will study the language, literature, culture, politics and economy of Germany during her month-long course. As DAAD courses draw students from around the globe, she also will learn with and from international colleagues.  Extracurricular activities offer students the opportunity to discover local and regional cultural attractions.  

The DAAD grants cover student tuition, health insurance and extracurricular activities, as well as offering a travel stipend and contribution toward the cost of housing. The DAAD is the largest German funding organization for student and researcher exchanges. 

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Oswego has also awarded a GETGO grant to Marie to support her in her study of the German language and culture. 

“This is a great honor for Marie and for SUNY Oswego,” said Patrick Schultz of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, who helps students with their applications. “There are so many funding opportunities to study in the German-speaking countries. Hopefully, many more Oswego students will win DAAD scholarships in the future.”