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With over 400,000+ GAPP alumni, we are the largest bilateral exchange program between the U.S. and another country. We have over 750 U.S. schools in our network, with 9,000+ students traveling each year. We award an average of $2,300 in grants and scholarships per American GAPP school.


Molly Rowland

Executive Director
GAPP, Inc.

Stephanie Jelliffe

Project Assistant
GAPP, Inc.

Jana Kosancic

Program Coordinator
GAPP, Inc.

Helga Lehmann

Administrative Assistant
GAPP, Inc.

Sandra Niggemann

Alumni Coordinator
GAPP, Inc.

Judith Sloan

GAPP, Inc.

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German American Partnership Program
c/o Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel.: +1 212 439 8700
Fax: +1 212 439 8705

Our Mission

The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is part of Germany’s foreign cultural and education policy. It is jointly administered by the Educational Exchange Service (PAD) of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the States of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goethe-Institut New York, and GAPP, Inc.
The Program is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, which also bears responsibility for the overall concept. Additional funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State.

The program is designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Establish long-lasting interest in the partner country and deepen relations between Germany and the U.S.
  • Promote the study of the German language at high schools in the U.S.
  • Expand  students’ and teachers’ knowledge of the partner country
  • Provide intercultural encounters for all participants
  • Facilitate acquisition and improvement of proficiency in the target language
  • Provide continuing education for exchange coordinators
GAPP, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.

News and Impact

Learn more about what impact GAPP has had on participating exchange students, schools and local communities and the partner countries Germany and the U.S.

News and Impact

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Support the GAPP Scholarship Fund

GAPP facilitates enriching cultural exchanges between schools in the U.S. and Germany. Our program inspires intercultural understanding, promotes German language instruction, and fosters new and lasting friendships. Please support our GAPP Scholarship Fund with a donation, which allows students from financially struggling families to take part in their school's GAPP exchange.

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Our Partners

German American Partnership Program is administered by the Goethe-Institut and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and the U.S. Department of State. In Germany, GAPP is administered by our partner, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD).

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