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This Libguide offers a basic overview of library and general resources on Germanic Cultures & Media.
German Culture Studies at the University of Illinois Libraries is covered by the Literatures & Languages Library. The collection is spread across several libraries and storage locations. Contact Paula Carns for reference and research assistance in this area.
Major Germanist Organizations
Max Kade Foundation - German-American academic exchange; offers grants.
Fulbright Kommission - the German-American Fulbright Commission's website; offers exchange programs for U.S. and German citizens at a variety of academic levels.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Germany's national agency for international academic exchange; offers great grant programs for students.
Goethe Institut - worldwide culture institute for Germany
German Originality - a joint project of the German National Tourist office and the German Information Center USA.
WESSWeb - great German Studies links collected by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The German language is most closely associated with Germany, but did you know that it is an official language in more than a dozen countries? Ethnologue, an encyclopedia of languages, reports that German and its many varieties are spoken in 14 other countries.
The encyclopedia also explains the many languages of Germany.
For resources on learning German, go to our guide for German Language Resources.
German culture in Champaign-Urbana
German and French food served at this downtown Urbana bistro.
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