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The 6th Annual German Language Weeks will be held during the 2016 Fall semester.  These German Embassy sponsored events will highlight the theme “Immigration and the Refugee Crisis in Germany” as part of the Embassy’s campus week program “Germany meets the US”.  If you have any questions about the events at Boise State, please contact Becca Sibrian (

More information about the German Embassy’s campaign “Germany Meets the US”. 

Here is a calendar of events for Boise State’s “Immigration and the Refugee Crisis in Germany” campus weeks.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

  • Kick off of Campus weeks events and introduction of competitions.
  • Competitions:  Essay and Visual Arts (in 2 categories)
  • More information listed below.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 1:30 pm, Farnsworth Room (in the SUB)

Friday, October 28th, 2016, 6 pm, Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (1340 S. Vista Avenue, Boise, ID)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 10 am – 12 pm, Boise State QUAD

  • Sidewalk Chalk Competition – Topic:  Immigration and Germany.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to be awarded (gift cards to the BSU bookstore).  Drawings for other prizes as well.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 6 pm, World Language Resource Center (L 144, in the WL department)

Monday, November 7th – Friday November 11th, 2016

  • Weeklong Schnitzeljagd (scavenger hunt) – clues will be provided digitally here and as paper (hanging on the bulletin board outside Rebecca Sibrian’s office in the WL department, L 149B).  All students submitting answers to the clues will win prizes!  Top prizes include a tablet and gift cards to the bookstore and other stores.  LINK HERE TO THE CLUES ONLINE!
  • BSU’s German Club will be hosting the Berlin Wall (mock) on campus during this week as well.  Please come by the Student Union patio to participate = spray paint the wall and learn about the cultural significance of this in German culture.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

  • Deadline for all competition submissions.  Please read below for the information about the competitions.  Due by 5 pm.
  • Berlin Wall’s coming down ceremony is at 3 pm.

Essay and Visual Arts Competition Information: All Boise State undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter any/or all of these competitions.  You must fill out a submission form and submit this with your entry to the competition(s).  Prizes include books, movies, gift cards (to the Bookstore, iTunes and other stores), t-shirts, posters/prints in addition to the other prizes provided by the German Embassy and German Information Center in Washington DC.

Entries and submission forms for the Essay and Visual Arts contents are due to Rebecca Sibrian by November 11th, 5 pm.  You may either submit these electronically ( or in person at the World Languages Department main office.  Original art pieces will be returned if requested.

Topics:  Please choose one of the topics below. 

  • Reaction / response to Banciu’s reading/lecture.
  • Reaction / response to the film night movie.
  • Reaction / response to a current news report about refugees in Germany.

Essay Competition:  Essays should be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1500 words, typed in a standard font and double spaced.  Please use citations for any outside sources that you either directly or indirectly cite.  Please choose one of the topics above.

Visual Arts Competition (2 categories):   Electronic Media (Computer illustrations, scanned and/or computer-manipulated images and graphic design or commercial art, including brochures, flyers, t-shirt designs or posters created with the assistance of a computer),  Art (Illustrations, posters, drawings, collages, paintings created without the assistance of a computer).  Please choose one of the topics above.