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The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

The Goethe-Institut in Saudi Arabia

The Goethe-Institut Saudi Arabia opened in 2014 offering language courses and exams. It was located in the building of the German International School in Riyadh. In 2016 the institute moved to its own residence in Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi and in 2020 it expanded its program, teaching German to more than 1,200 students every year. The Goethe-Institut Saudi Arabia also promotes the German language in Saudi schools and offers exams and courses in cooperation with Batterjee Medical College in Jeddah.

The cultural program of the Goethe-Institut Saudi Arabia promotes cultural exchange and dialogue. A particular focus is set on collaboration with local stakeholders, trying out new community-oriented formats, and fostering dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Germany in the fields of art, culture, and civil society.

In 2021 the establishment of the EUNIC Saudi Arabia cluster marked another important step toward a intensive cultural dialogue between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the European Union through their national cultural institutes.

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