Germany is the land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Of precision engineering and hand crafts. Of the Biergarten, Weinstube, and Gemütlichkeit. Visitors from all over the world come to tour its renowned museums, see its delightful castles, cruise through the wine country along the Rhine and Mosel rivers, experience Oktoberfest in Bavaria, and hike and ski the Alps.

Germany is also home to some of the world's largest corporations — such as Volkswagen, Siemens, and Allianz — affording students the opportunity to live and learn in a country with a rich cultural past that is clearly focused on the future.