Students walking past Wescoe Hall

Student Experience

We are big on socializing to enrich our academic activities. As a member of the Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies department, you’ll find many ways to practice your language, and learn more about the cultures that speak these languages across the world. You’ll find special events, dance parties, study abroad information sessions, and more. Along the way, you’ll make friends and find mentors to provide camaraderie and encouragement.

Departmental Activities

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian studies offers a wide variety of opportunities for it's students to further their learning outside the classroom, interact with other students, and get to know faculty more.

Language Tables! 

All Language Tables are on break for the summer. Look back for more information in the Fall!

German Table | Stammtisch is an informal gathering of students who want to have fun speaking German outside of the classroom. For more information, contact Dr. Ljudmila Bilkic,

Persian Table | For more information, contact Dr. Razi Ahmad,

Russian Table | For more information, contact Jakob Johnson,


German Club | The University of Kansas German Club is for all students interested in the language and culture of German-speaking Europe. Members organize film screenings, attend departmental events, and organize the weekly Stammtisch meetings. For more information, contact the German Club Advisor, Dr. Ljudmila Bilkic,

Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Club | For more information, contact the SEEES Graduate Advisor, Jakob Johnson,


The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies sponsors lectures throughout the year, usually in collaboration with other campus units such as the European Studies Program, the Hall Center for the Humanities,the KU Max Kade Center, the Center for Global and International Studies and the KU Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The lectures are free and open to the public and many will count toward GAP (Global Awareness Program) credit. Watch the departmental calendar for event information!

Wider, Local Experiences

Both the University of Kansas and the city of Lawrence are home to many great opportunities to learn and participate more with the languages and cultures that you are studying.

Lied Center of Kansas

The Lied Center of Kansas hosts Lied Center Presents performances, which range from chamber music to Broadway musicals to innovative arts. In recent years, students of German have enjoyed performances of Spring Awakening, the rock musical based on Frank Wedekind's late 19th century German-language play; the entertaining Mnozil Brass, a Viennese brass septet; and Mummenschanz, the experimental Swiss mime troupe. The Lied Center has also arranged meet-and-greets with performers: students in German and Theater had the opportunity to meet with members of the cast and crew of Spring Awakening.

School of Music

The School of Music offers numerous free performances each year that include works by composers from German-speaking Europe. Student, faculty, and professional performances take place in Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall, the Robert Baustian Theater, and the Lied Center of Kansas.

Unmistakably Lawrence

Lawrence is a fun and exciting place to spend your college years, offering cultural events, festivals, sporting events, shopping, music, and lots of dining options. Explore Lawrence is a great resource to find out how to get involved in the community and discover what makes our town so special.