Marquette University has received a $125,000 grant from the Rudolph and Helga Kaden Memorial Fund to establish a German summer studies program.
The funding supports a faculty stipend and expenses for up to 10 students on an annual 21 to 30 day summer study abroad opportunity in Germany for the next 10 years. The program will combine site visits, language development, and contact with experts that are focused around a guiding theme.
It is the first time in nearly 20 years that Marquette has sponsored a group of students to study in Germany. In the past, professor Esther Hudgins led 24 groups of students to Germany over the course of her 25-year career at Marquette before retiring in the 1990s.
Alumni endowed a scholarship in the now deceased professor’s name to provide support for deserving German studies students. Funds from that scholarship may be used to help students with German summer studies expenses.
For more information, contact Dr. John Pustejovsky, associate professor of German.