Nate Crist, Class of 2017
Being from Maryland, I didn’t have to travel far to start MAGES, but my path to Georgetown still involved a great deal of travel. I graduated from Kenyon College in 2012 with a major in Modern Languages (German and French) and went on to do a string of jobs and internships that included working at a radio station in Hamburg, in the Maryland State Government, at American Councils for International Education, in the German Bundestag, and as an English teacher in Austria.
When I reached a point when I knew I wanted to start a master’s degree, the decision to apply for MAGES was an easy one. I sought a way to continue engaging with the German language and German politics while finding resources to expand and develop my knowledge of Europe and the EU. The BMW Center’s courses along with the countless guest lecturers made it the perfect place to achieve my academic goals. On top of the academic offerings, the chance to share ideas with fellow students with many different and fascinating experiences and interests has provided another fantastic resource for inspiration.
I plan to pursue an International Business Diplomacy certificate (for more information about the certificates available at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, click here) and hope to one day return to work in Germany or Austria, in some way contributing to bilateral relations between those countries and the US especially in the area of trade.