Germany lies in the heart of Europe- which is an excellent starting point to discover other famous European destinations. You can be in London, Paris in no time.
Business and Economics which leads to an internationally recognized Bachelor or Master degrees or even to a PHD. Universities are state-funded; therefore, generally low tuition fees are charged. Many institutions of higher education offer international students in Germany the opportunity to do internships or carry out research in industry.
According to Ethnologue, German boasts of 76,9 million native speakers, which makes it the language with the most native speakers of the continent. It is also the second most spoken language in Europe. German is the official language in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This is, without the shadow of a doubt, a great reason for at least considering whether it’s a mistake to not learn the German language.
For many centuries, German was considered a lingua franca (a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different) in Europe. Currently, German still serves this purpose, as it bridges Central and Eastern Europe.
People commonly refer to Germany as “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (the land of poets and thinkers). The German-speaking population has profoundly contributed to Literature and the Arts. Among these, 13 Nobel prizes in literature and 30 Nobel prizes in physics have been awarded to German-speaking authors/scientists. Mastering the German language will allow you to read classics of literature, philosophy and social and exact science in their original language; you could even enjoy opera classics (why not?).
Germany offers numerous scholarships through The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, German acronym) for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the best German universities in diverse disciplines. In 2014, the budget for DAAD was of 441 million Euros, awarding 48,254 scholarships to foreign students. Moreover, international students, as well as national students, must pay a surprisingly low-priced university registration fee, which, at times, is nonexistent. Furthermore, getting into a German university isn’t as hard as many think. Not only this, but it is an excellent opportunity to receive a top-notch education.
To learn a second language successfully depends on how determined you are and how clear your goals are when learning it. This means that learning German does not depend on whether it’s considered a language with ‘easy’ grammar and pronunciation. If you have clear goals such as studying, working or having a cultural exchange in a German-speaking country, nothing will be able to stop you in your learning process, because you will be constantly motivated to reach your goals.
Furthermore, because German is part of the group of West Germanic languages, it shares many similarities with the English language. That means that memorizing German vocabulary will be easier because you can relate them to similar English vocabulary. For example, the English word chin is kinn in German, water is wasser and father is vater. Not that difficult, is it?