...to the Goethe-Institut Boston, the first Goethe-Institut in the United States. Founded in 1967, we have been successfully promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between the United States and Germany for over 50 years. We support learners and teachers of the German language, present German culture abroad and help shape an understanding of Germany today. Join us!

Boston City Skyline Charles River © Prateek Pisat on unsplash.com

Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

The Goethe-Institut USA is Germany's offical cultural center with convenient and effective online German courses and internationally recognized language certificates.

As the international market leader for German courses, we bring you unparalleled expertise and a commitment to delivering top-notch language education.

  • online group, individual and business courses for all levels
  • professional and highly trained instructors
  • state-of-the-art, interactive, and fun teaching methods


Cultural Programs

Diversity in New Music

Through a mix of virtual and in-person panels, brainstorming sessions and performances we want to inspire cross-cultural awareness, action and coalition building around the topic of diversity in new classical music.

Musik icon Goethe-Institut

Studio 170

Our program Studio 170 offers exciting opportunities to New England artists from all fields of artistic practice: an artist residency at the Goethe-Institut Boston (Studio 170 | Residency) and a travel stipend for art projects in Germany (Studio 170 | Germany).

Studio 170 Logos © mischen berlin / Goethe-Institut

100 Years Radio Play in Germany

In 2024, the radio play celebrates its 100th anniversary in Germany. Tracing its rich and varied history, we present an outstanding example of German radio history as “Radio Play of the Month” in German.

100 Year of Radio Play in Germany ©Bayerischer Rundfunk


Our magazine! Gegenüber connects perspectives from across (German: gegenüber) the Atlantic, in Germany and North America. Our editorial team and contributors from Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Germany, and the United States offer balanced perspectives with multimedia pieces on societal issues, art, business, and science. Gegenüber tackles transatlantic topics, German-American quirks, and common denominators, offering a political interpretation of culture and a cultural interpretation of politics.

Visit Us Goethe-Institut Boston


170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: By appointment only: info-boston@goethe.de
Goethe-Institut Boston Entrance © Mark Römisch, 2019

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