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Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

2015 Summer Language Camps Art Camp 2014


June 15 - August 21
Half-Day, Full-Day, and Extended Care Options

Summer is just around the corner, and the GAI has another fun season of German language camps planned! Each camp will last one week (M-F) and be centered around a fun, highly-interactive theme. Teachers and children will speak, hear, sing, and create in German while exploring subjects ranging from history and art to science and music. All ability levels are welcome!

This summer's themes are now posted, and registration is easy to complete online or by calling the GAI office. Register today!

Jews in Germany Then and Now Roundtable









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Tuesday, April 21, 7pm
Free and open to the public

Since the 1950s, when the estimated Jewish population was 20,000, the number of Jews living in Germany has increased tenfold.  But this population has a different face from that of the prewar period.  Join us on April 21st at 7pm as panelists from the Leo Baeck Institute and the University of Minnesota discuss the Jewish experience in Germany past and present. Learn more.

Musik im Mai at the GAIMusik im Mai

In May our culture series will be filled with song. Enjoy three unique events exploring a mosaic of different styles and influences found in the Germanic music world. 

Zigeunerlieder: Recital with James Barnett and Alyssa Anderson
Sunday, May 3 at 2pm
$15 GAI Members, $18 Non-Members (Ticket includes Kaffee und Kuchen)

The talented, young pianist James Barnett and mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson, return to the GAI, performing a set of classical Romance Era pieces inspired by the rich musical quality of Spanish, Hungarian and Romanian folk music circulating Berlin and Vienna at the time.
 Further information and registration available online.

Polka and Pils
Thursdays, May 14, 21, 28 6:30-8:30pm
GAI Members: $25 individuals, $40 couples, Non-members: $30 individuals, $50 couples

Polka & Pils is back! Instructor Jimi Jimi Jimi, known locally as “The Polka Dancing Pirate” returns to the GAI for another set of spring polka classes. Registration includes 3 sessions, plus a complimentary glass of beer each night.  Further information and registration available online.

On The Way To Uskudar
Friday, May 15 at 7pm
$15 GAI Members, $18 Non-Members

Join GAI favorites Dr. Orhan Ucer, Dr. Nickolai Kolarov, and Yigitcan Eryaman on a journey into the rhythms and melodies of Turkish and Balkan music. Further information and registration available online.

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Mark your calendars for the GAI's 
Deutsche Tage on June 13-14!

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