NYU Arts & Science's international houses act as centers of engagement by serving the University and the city with academic events, language classes, and opportunities for cultural enrichment. Maintaining this Arts & Science mission in the most linguistically diverse city in the world, Deutsches Haus at NYU Arts & Science first opened in 1977 as a space for New Yorkers to engage artistically and intellectually with German, Austrian, and Swiss culture.
For the past 46 years Deutsches Haus has stayed true to its foundational values, enriching New York City through language classes, cultural events, and children's programming. German language classes range from beginner to advanced levels, helping students progress from basic grammar to holding discussions about complex topics, such as climate change and literature. Deutsches Haus at NYU A&S provides the opportunity to learn about Germanic cultures through study of the German language and to participate in the pluralism and diversity that defines NYC.
In addition to the language program, Deutsches Haus at NYU A&S hosts concerts, conferences, film screenings, and panel discussions that are all open to the general public. These cultural events are a key part of Deutsches Haus' raison d'être (or rather, grund des seins), offering New Yorkers and NYUers opportunities to engage with Germanic culture on the historic Washington Mews. Deutsches Haus at NYU Arts & Science’s vibrant children's program also teaches language alongside the celebration of German holidays and customs; instilling a love of cultural exploration in children and creating a tight-knit community of families.
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