Faculty & Administration

Heike Fahrenberg, Associate Professor and Director

Ph.D. in American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (JGu) 2006, American Studies / English Lecturer JGu/UC Davis 1997-2009; Teacher State Exam I (German and English Studies), M.A. in German, English and American Studies JGu 1997, German Assistant Middlebury College 1994-95; Biological Lab Technician, 1991). Dr. Fahrenberg has been the director of the Middlebury School in Germany since 2000. Integrating work with research, she focuses on teaching and assessing Intercultural Communi-cative Competence and became a Qualified Administrator of the IDI in 2012. ACTFL 2018 w. Prof. Roman Graf (German Dept.): Institutional Change through Intercultural Communication, 2016 Multi-Level Advanced Intercultural Writing'; 2014 w. Prof. Sanae Eda (Director, School in Japan) Teaching Language and Culture: Integrated Portfolios in Japan and Germany, 2013 w. Prof. Graf: Study Abroad - Integral and Integrated Part of a Language Teaching Curriculum. American Association of Study Abroad Programs, Germany Workshops 2013/14: Teaching and Assessing of Intercultural Competence with/out the IDI; 2015: Student Safety in Study Abroad. 


Juliane Drauschke, Assistant to the Director

(M.A. in Adult Education, Coaching  and Personal Development,  Humboldt University 2015, M.A. in Education Studies and Gender Studies, 2012, has been in her position since March 2018.

Since she spent three months in Colombia and interned at Universidad de Norte Barran-quilla) in order to improve her Spanish, gain ex-perience abroad and most importantly, to immerse herself in a new culture in 2014, her enthusiasm for travelling and exploration inspires her work for and with our students. While she supports stu-dents in all realms of student life, Juliane leads our team of BabelGuides and oversees our extensive and diverse internship program at all three locations.