On-Site Staff

Dr. Janine Ludwig

Academic Director, e-mail: ludwigj[at]dickinson.edu

The program is supervised and represented by Dr. Janine Janine LudwigLudwig. Dr. Ludwig oversees administrative and academic integration with the Carlisle campus, including transfer of grades, close cooperation with the University of Bremen, academic excursions, independent studies, and the internship component of the program. She advises students in all academic matters and teaches the German 340 course (Comparative Cultures USA – Germany) in the fall. She also oversees issues of student life, student health, cultural experience, housing, budget, and organizes public events for the program.

Dr. Ludwig received her Ph.D. in Contemporary German Literature, Philosophy, and Theater Studies/Cultural Communication from Humboldt University Berlin and has served as Humboldt’s first Academic Representative in NYC, as Referent to the Vice President for International Affairs and Public Relations, and as Visiting Lecturer at Dickinson College in 2013/14.


Leandra Thiele

Program Coordinator, e-mail: thielel[at]dickinson.edu

Leandra holds a Master’s degree in English-Speaking Cultures with a focus on Multimodal Linguistics, as well as a Bacherlor’s degree in English-Speaking Cultures and Linguistics which she completed at the University of Bremen. In 2016, she received the Dickinson OSA (Overseas Student Assistant) scholarship and worked as a teaching assistant in the German Department at Dickinson College for two semesters. For the Spring Semester 2021, she returned to her old role as teaching assistant and remotely taught German 101 and 102 classes.

Since February 2021, she holds the position of the program coordinator for the William G. and Elke Durden Bremen Program in which she is responsible for administrative and organizational matters. She also manages the program’s social media.