Our commitment to German

Our commitment to German Photo: Panthermedia/Viktor Thaut

German in the USA

What is the status of German as a foreign language in the U.S., and how does it compare worldwide? Which topics are of particular importance to strengthen German programs at U.S. schools and colleges? Find the Goethe-Institut’s position on these and other issues here.  

"Schulen: Partner der Zukunft" initiative

PASCH is a worldwide network connecting more than 1700 PASCH schools with a particular link to Germany. The Goethe-Institut acts as mentor to around 550 PASCH schools in the national education systems of over 100 countries.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network to promote networking between alumni of Germany, companies, universities and organisations.

Study Bridge

Studying in Germany offers a first-class education, which is why a degree from a German university gives students the perfect foundation for a successful career in their home countries and around the world. The “Studienbrücke Deutschland” (“Study Bridge Germany”) program makes it possible for students to be admitted to a German university after graduating from high school.


The Transatlantic Outreach Program is a public / private partnership that promotes education about Germany, fosters intercultural dialogue, and provides the opportunity for North American social studies educators, STEM educators, and decision makers to experience Germany. 


The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports partnerships and exchanges between schools in Germany and the United States. GAPP is sponsored by the German Foreign Office and the US Department of State.

German for Hire

German for Hire brings together university students from Germany and American high school students curious about German language and culture. Any school in the United States and all German university students are eligible to participate