GAPP goes virtual! GAVE (German American Virtual Exchange) is GAPP’s virtual exchange program. It enables teachers to offer their students a cultural exchange with a partner school in Germany. Support, guidelines, and materials are provided at no cost to you!
Kick-off your GAVE exchange with an exciting cooking challenge, available from May 1st to June 15th, 2021. American schools will complete activities in German, while German schools complete the activites in English. If you require access to the data-protected platform Immerse-U, please e-mail email@example.com.
Teachers of subjects other than German as well as administrators wishing to learn German can apply to participate in one of the upcoming online courses offered by the Goethe-Institut.
To apply for a full scholarship for the course from the German American Partnership Program, click here.
Pitch your green idea: An entrepreneurship game
Interested in a German American Virtual Exchange with a twist? Immerse your students in an exciting business game, in English with German components. In teams with your partner class, students will develop their own sustainable business concept and exchange ideas with other teams. To learn more, see the preview below. Interested? Indicate this on your registration form for the GAVE program. Preview game here.
Interested in learning more about the GAVE program? Sign-up to attend a webinar, where you will learn about how to start a GAVE exchange.
How do I use a 360 dergree camera for my exchange?
Are you a teacher in the U.S. leading or planning to start a GAVE exchange? This form allows you to
register you virtual exchange,
register your partnership with a school in Germany or request to be paired with a partner school,
request access to the data-protected platform Immerse-U for yourself, your students, and your partner school,
apply for a technology stipend of up to $1,000 for tech equipment or platform subscriptions needed for your exchange (we ask that those applying for the stipend please fill out the cooperation agreement and upload it with the form.)
Schools in Germany:
If you are a school in Germany looking to take part in the GAVE program and need information about how to partner with an American school or have questions about launching, participation, grants etc., please visit Kultusminister Konferenz Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.
Ready to get started?
Click herefor the information and materials you will need to get your GAVE program underway.
GAVE GAPP video
How does a virtual exchange with GAVE work? Watch a short video to find out!
In this video we present in details how a GAVE exchange can be implemented.
Download our flyer for students to get them excited about participating in GAVE!
The GAVE program is divided into topics that all follow the same blueprint, or ‘Fahrplan,’ as we say in German. Each packet focuses on one student-centered topic. Starting with introductory activities and culminating in interesting exchange projects, your students will have fun while learning more about the German language and culture as they interact with their German counterparts.
GAVE can be used to allow an entire particular class to experience a virtual exchange or can be used for an exchange group that was supposed to travel. If you go with an entire class, work would be done during class time. Should you choose a group of students from different classes, conducting GAVE as an after school / German club program would be best.
One week constitutes approximately 5 hours of instructional time. If you are completing the program after school or only on certain instructional days, you would need to adjust the number of weeks accordingly.