Herzlich Willkommen beim Germanic-American Institute!

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.

Winterfest Karnevala German Mardi Gras Party

Saturday, January 31st, 7pm-1am
Ages 21+, $10 cover; $5 with a costume or St. Paul Winter Carnival button

Winterfest Karneval is back for the fifth annual installment at the GAI. We're keeping things indoors this year, so break out your wildest, craziest costumes and come to party. This 21+ event will feature burlesquperformances by Mona Montague, specialty cocktails, a costume competition, a chill lounge, and Euro pop all night long. The GAI is partnering with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival again this year, so watch for related specials.

For the latest details and updates, please visit the Winterfest Karneval event page

Learn German in the New Year

Get a jump start on your New Year's resolution, and join a German class today! Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned German speaker, we offer adult classes at all levels. Our spring semester starts the first week of February, and you can save $20 if you register by January 19th.German phrases

Have kids? Children age 4 - 8th grade can join our Saturday morning children's classes (Samstagsschule) until January 17th!  Awaken your child's interest in the German language, and lay a foundation for future language study.

Scholarship to Attend Concordia Language Village

The Germanic-American Institute will award one, $500 scholarship to a GAI family so that their child may attend a German immersion language camp at Concordia Language Village in Bemidji, MN. This award is for the summer of 2015.

To be eligible, at least one family member must have a current GAI membership. The completed application is due back to the GAI by April 1, 2015.  Winner will be contacted by April 15, 2015.

Register Today!

Spring Children's Classes
Starting January 24

Spring Adult Classes
Starting February 2

Upcoming Events

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