GERMAN DAY T hird S outhern C alifornia G erman D ay at UCI!
n February UCI German organized and hosted the third Southern California German Day for area high school students! Around 400 students from SoCal area schools participated in events such as a German scavenger hunt, spelling bee, trivia game and poetry slam and workshops on German rock and pop music, German regional cultures, German fairy tales, Fußball, studying abroad in Germany and Austria, and what it’s like to study German in college. For their support and participation we thank Kathrin Steinbrenner and Ines Beyer of the LA Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany; Vera Dindoyal
of the Bundeszentrale für das Auslandsschulwesen; Hanni Geist of the DAAD; Peter Zy-
kowski of the San Francisco Goethe Institut; UCI School of Humanities Dean Georges
Van Den Abbeele; the AATG Southern California Chapter; the UCI Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools; the UCI “The Hill” Bookstore; and the UCI Study Abroad Center. Special thanks to our undergraduate majors and our Ph.D. students for all their help creating and hosting the events, and to Liz, Bindya, Suzanne and their student assistants for their amazing work with logistics, organizational details and creating materials for the teachers and students. It was fantastic to meet and get to know our SoCal German teachers and students. We’re already looking forward to the next German Day event in February 2018!