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The winners of the preliminary round "BE THE ONE - International German Olympics 2016" have been chosen!

The 14 best students out of 260 applicants have prevailed in the preliminary round of the International German Olympics. More...

Reading with Leif Randt

Irony and Environment: Change and Continuity from the 18th Century to the Present
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6 p.m., Goethe-Institut Chicago Mehr...

Helmut Schmidt | Foto: © Picture Alliance  | Ulrich Baumgarten

On the Death of Helmut Schmidt: More than the Chancellor of the Century

As a politician, Helmut Schmidt was the crisis manager and world economist. In his retirement, the publicist and elder statesman. After being voted out as chancellor, his popularity grew from year to year. More...

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    Current Projects

    Agua Agents on a mission – a water mission!   deutsch

    The Aqua Agents project from Hamburg is now underway in the US!
     Foto: Jana Müller

    Felicitas Hoppe on Travelling Across America   deutsch

    Eighty years ago, the Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov headed out to explore America. Now, the Goethe-Institut invited author Felicitas Hoppe to follow in their footsteps.

    Chicago Architecture Biennial   deutsch

    The exhibition features videos and newspapers from the ten projects inspiring visitors to become active and creative in their own cities through different approaches and constellations.

    Sustainability Matters   deutsch

    We will update this page with the presentations shown at the "Sustainability Matters! German + STEM = Make a difference" conference, which was held on October 3, 2015 at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

    Film Archive USA   deutschenglish

    Documentaries and feature films for cultural and educational institutions
     [Goethe-Institut Boston]

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    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.


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