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German exams

You can certify your language skills by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.


See all the event that the Goethe-Institut Chicago is hosting in Chicago and and the Midwest!

About us

We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.


Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

The Goethe-Institut USA stands in solidarity with the Black community against acts of violence, hatred and racism. Our efforts at promoting a transatlantic relationship between Germany and the United States would be for naught if we stood by in silence during a time of great unrest and upheaval. We are privileged to be located in cities throughout the US with rich Black history, culture, and activism, and we stand with our neighbors in this time.

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Artist Collaboration on Facebook

Together with Your Mom's Agency, we are launching a fully digital exposure and collaboration platform for experimental music of all genres from Berlin, Detroit, and the PACA region between June and November 2020. Artists post tracks, give constructive feedback, exchange skills, ask for tips - interaction is highly encouraged as we will send digital gifts to the most supportive EXPmembers.

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QuaRANTine Choir

QuaRANTine Choir is a growing compilation of commissioned audio works by an international group of artists from various backgrounds. It is dedicated to the rant as an artistic format, motivated by feminist and queer perspectives. For the Minneapolis Edition, a broad group of artists, musicians, activists, and poets is invited to individually reflect on current events in and outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul.