Congratulations Zain Athar on your graduation from Columbia College with a BA in Economics-Mathematics and concentration in German Literature and Cultural history. Zain started at the West Hartford campus in the non-native speakers program, but soon after he switched into the heritage learners program. He graduated in 2017 with the DSD-II - Deutsches Sprachdiplom/German Language Certificate. The DSD-II provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to institutions of higher education in Germany. Despite Covid-19, Zain did an internship in Germany last fall before completing his last semester at Columbia. His quote "it was only because of my great experience with you and GSC that I completed my minor in German". Best wishes for your next adventure from all of us at the German School of CT.