GSLL offers an array of opportunities for engaging with the German, Slavic, and Uralic cultures.

From Kaffeestunde and Popoika to German Club and Spektakl’, there is something for every level of student.

Study Abroad

The department encourages students to study or engage in internships abroad to maximize their linguistic and cultural proficiency—particularly once they have acquired sufficient language skills to benefit most from this immersion experience. Students may participate for a whole year, a single term, or a summer. For more information on study abroad opportunities, visit the Web site for the Study Abroad Office.


A weekly casual meeting in room 310A of Dey Hall. All people wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Попойка is held every Friday from 3:00 until 4:00pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact any of our Slavic graduate students. View the poster here.


A weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome! Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00pm in the German department Reading Room: Dey 413. Come join us! For more information, contact BethAnne Dorn. View poster here.

German Club

The German Club seeks to offer students at UNC-CH opportunities to practice and develop their German speaking skills. In addition, the club seeks to provide students with opportunities to meet other students with common interests in the history, culture, and language of German-speaking nations. German club will encourage the use of German language during meetings, however we accept all levels of proficiency. Elementary learners are highly encouraged to join us to practice their German; many upperclassmen involved in German Club actively coach beginners to hone their pronunciation, dialect, and comprehension. German Club also intends to offer opportunities outside of the classroom that may in some way assist members in academics through lectures, discussions, films, and more.

German Club hopes to provide the overall population of UNC with enriching and entertaining cultural experiences related to Germany and the German language. Although the club is oriented toward majors and minors within the department, non-majors are welcome to many our events. Historically, our Oktoberfest celebration in the Pit has been incredibly successful in bringing together UNC students for a cultural celebration of German tradition. Similar events occur during the winter holiday season and provide an equally entertaining experience. Make sure to join us on Facebook: UNC German ClubPlease email Anya at to be added to the listserv.