Monthly Archives: November 2021

Information Session: Canadian Summer School in Germany

On December 7th, the German Program is offering an information session on the Canadian Summer School in Germany. The CSSG is an intensive six-week program that runs from May 4th to June 22nd in the German city of Kassel. Courses are offered on all levels of instruction, from first-year German to graduate seminars. The program allows you to earn six credits that will seamlessly transfer back to UBC, as the program runs through St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, meaning that your courses will transfer from one Canadian institution to another.

 An important detail for international students: There is no international tuition differential for this program, so all participating students pay domestic tuition.

Highlights of the program include excursions to Trier and Berlin, an immersion phase in a hostel north of Kassel and a placement with a host family for the duration of the program. 

The list of six-credit courses offered during next year’s CSSG include: 

  • First-year (second-semester) German immersion (A2)
  • Second-year German immersion (B1)
  • Third-year German immersion (B2)
  • Fourth-year German immersion (C1)
  • Study-abroad Service Learning (for previous CSSG students only)
  • German Community Service Learning (B2 and up)
  • Teaching and Learning German (for graduate TAs, B.Ed. students, & in-service teachers)

 The time and date for the information session is as follows:

Date: 7 December 2021
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Zoom

A recording of this session will be available on UBC’s German Corner:

For more details, you can check out the information on the CSSG program website (

Information Session: German Studies at UBC

All UBC students are invited to an information session where they can learn about the opportunities offered by our German program. If you are interested in learning the language, studying abroad, pursuing a major or a minor degree – join us to discover your options at UBC!

For details about the event, please see the poster below.


Film Event: Masel Tov Cocktail

All are invited to a film event co-hosted by UBC, the University of Victoria and the German General Consulate in Vancouver: An evening where we discuss the award-winning short film Masel Tov Cocktail. The event will start with an online watch party, followed by a discussion with the director and the film’s star. The event details are:

Date:     November 18th
Time:    Watch Party at 7:00pm
Time:    Conversation at 8:00pm
Venue:  Virtual (Register here)

You will need to register to join the event. If you would like to watch the film beforehand, you can reach out to Florian Gassner ( who will then provide you with access to the movie. Here is the synopsis provided by the distributor:

Masel Tov Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml Culture of Remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism
Directions: Put all ingredients into a film, bring to boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with Klezmer music.
Consumption: Light before serving. Enjoy at the cinema. 100% kosher.

Dimitrij Liebermann (18) is Jewish and punched Tobi in the face. Now he’s supposed to apologize to him. But Dimitrij doesn’t exactly feel sorry. While on his way to meet up with Tobi, he encounters a diverse representation of German society. Again and again, Dimitrij faces one struggle he needs to overcome: his German-Jewish identity.
An analysis of the status quo.

Watch: Information Session on DAAD University Summer Course Grants

This is a recording of the information sesson on the DAAD University Summer Course Grant that took place on 2 November 2021. The slides used in the presentation are posted below; they include active links to further resources and to the application portal. If you are interested in participating in a grant writing workshop for this opportunity, feel free to reach out to before next Tuesday, 9 November.