Gerlind Institute (GICS) Membership

Annual Membership Fees (per calendar year)

    Linde (Linden): Sustaining members can make monthly donations from $15-30 each month. You can also choose a three months trial period.

    Make your donation for yourself, or in memory of a loved one.

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    Linde: Spender_in
    In memory of:
    Eiche Eiche (Oak): $120.00 per calendar year
    Eiche: Regular

    Fichte (Spruce): $60.00 per calendar year

    Students, un(der)employed, and elders (over 65):

    Fichte: Students & Seniors
    Nussbaum Nussbaum (Nut tree): $40.00 per calendar year

    Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies language students

    Nussbaum: GICS Students


    Or send a personal check to:
    Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies
    2128 108th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603

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Benefits of
GICS membership
  • Your Klönschnack participation (12 months a year) is free. Suggested donation is $5-10.
  • You receive a 10% discount on a Schnupperklasse (for yourself or someone you recommend)
  • You receive a 10% reduced tuition for all seminars and workshops
  • You receive a 50% discount on admission to our Filmnacht (Film night) & Oral History Series
  • You can borrow books from the GICS library
  • You have the pride of supporting community programming and ensuring the strength and vitality of the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies’ vision and supporting scholarships for students on a limited budget.
Scholarships & Wish List


Our Gerlind Institute Scholarship program offers free tuition for outstanding students on a limited budget. Applicants must be current students.

There are so many ways to get involved—please join us!
Donate your time and skills! If you have expertise in any areas that can be useful to GICS, such as administration, photography, fundraising, marketing, or communications, we would love to work with you!

Work Study
Our services include a tuition policy that makes classes accessible to students of a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. If you are interested in studying German but don’t have a budget to do so, there may be possibilities to exchange work for classes. Please e-mail, or call (510) 430-2673 for more information.

GICS Polo Shirt

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Show off your GICS Pride with a GICS Polo Shirt! $35.00

White, Black, Navy, Purple, Gray, Royal, Forest

Made of 100% cotton, this top will keep you comfortable no matter how hot the weather gets. Wear it while doing yard work, playing volleyball on the beach, or simply chatting over tea and cakes at our Klönschnack!

Profits support the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies’ community programs.

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