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GIS German Institute for the Southwest: German Classes for Everybody – Enroll Now

To all Students, Teachers, Members, and Friends of GIS, We hope you’re having a wonderful summer!  All of our teachers left for Germany, China, and other parts of the world to teach German, and visit family and friends during the summer.  We welcome them back, one by one, and are […]

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Volunteer for Houstonfest on February 3, 2018!

Following is a message from Rustin Buck, Director of Houstonfest: Dear speakers and friends of the German language, I would like to invite you to help promote the study of the German language in the Houston area by serving as a “judge” at the Houstonfest German contest.  Some of you […]

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Deutsche Weihnachtsmesse in Houston – German-Language Christmas Eve Service

Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold its customary Weihnachtsmesse – German language service at 4:00 p.m. on December 24, 2017.  Enjoy the festively decorated church and the Christmas readings, proclaiming the Savior of the World born to Mary and Joseph.  Traditional German Christmas carols include Stille Nacht by candlelight. […]

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Apply Today for a Scholarship to Study in Germany

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program: Apply today for a scholarship to study abroad in Germany – it is a life-changing opportunity! Are you aware of the Congress-Bundestag Youth exchange (CBYX) program? Scholarships are provided for eligible high school students to spend an academic year attending a German school while living with […]

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To Buy or Not to Buy – Between Mass Consumption and Sustainability

This article by Sabine Olthof first appeared in Alumniportal Deutschland.  Reproduced with Permission. Consumption is seductive: the latest smartphone, the most stylish shoes, the fanciest food processor – who does not like to buy new things as soon as a bargain is on the horizon? In the US, this week […]

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Kaufen oder nix kaufen? Zwischen Massenkonsum und Nachhaltigkeit

Dieser Artikel von Sabine Olthof erschien zuerst im Alumniportal Deutschland.  Mit freundlicher Genehmigung reproduziert. Konsum ist verführerisch: Das aktuellste Smartphone, die schicken Schuhe, die praktische Küchenmaschine – wer kauft sich nicht gern neue Dinge, sobald die Gelegenheit günstig ist? In den USA ist diese Woche wieder „Black Friday“, ein Tag, […]

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