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 413 of Dey Hall. All people wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Попойка is held every Friday from 3:30 until 4:30pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact Natasha Chernysheva. 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 Nathan Drapela. View poster here.

German Club

The German Club seeks to offer students at UNC opportunities to practice and develop their German speaking skills. In addition, the club also seeks to provide students with various opportunities to meet others who share a common interest in the history, culture, and language of German-speaking nations. The club encourages the use of German during its weekly conversation hours, however all levels of proficiency are accepted. Elementary learners are highly encouraged to join in order to practice their German; Upperclassmen are frequently involved in coaching beginners in order to provide helpful learning tips and to help them hone their pronunciation, grammar, and comprehension skills. Dependent upon the semester, German Club also organizes different events outside of the classroom such as lectures, theater visits, film screenings, and more.

Although the club is oriented toward majors and minors within the GSLL department, non-majors as well as members of the Chapel Hill community are also welcome to join conversation hours and other events. From celebrating Oktoberfest together in the fall to cooking traditional German meals and playing German card games, the German Club seeks to offer members a wide variety of interesting, fun, and entertaining cultural experiences.

Make sure to join German Club on Facebook: UNC German Club. For questions, inquiries, or to be added to the listserv, please email Lillian Zhu at or Matt Delmastro at .

Weekly Events:

Conversation Hour: Fridays at 5:00pm at Linda’s Bar & Grill except on the first Friday of every month, when it will be held at TRU Deli & Wine Bar. Look for the German flag!

Beginning German Group: The UNC German Club is now hosting Beginning German Group. This is in addition to our regular Friday conversation hours and is geared towards those just beginning to learn German who would benefit from having a more learning geared experience.No German experience is necessary. It will take place on Mondays at 5:30 in the 4th Floor Dey Reading Room. The meetings are intended to deal more with conversational German, though what is actually discussed and learned will reflect the interests and skills of those who attend regularly.

Upcoming Events:

October 14 @ noon – Okotberfest @ Milltown restaurant in Carrboro

*Check the club facebook page for updates and details.

View the club poster here.