German American Partnership Program (GAPP) – Student Exchange

Evaluation of GAPP Exchange 2019 Now Online!

We wish everyone a great exchange!
Please share your experience with us. This year's evaluation forms are available here.

Group Exchange © Goethe-Institut/Daniel Seiffert

Quick Start for GAPP Coordinators

Direct link to information on short-term group exchanges for GAPP coordinators. Here you`ll find information on deadlines, documents, financial support, airlines with special offers and much more.


About GAPP

GAPP, Inc. is dedicated to the  initiation and development of student exchange programs between the United States and Germany, inspiring intercultural understanding, promoting German language instruction and motivating personal friendships.

GAPP Schulpartnerschaften © Goethe-Institut/Daniel Seiffert

School Partnerships

Long-term school partnerships between German and American secondary schools are the basis of every GAPP exchange. If you are interested in starting a school exchange with a German school, you will find information on how to find a GAPP partner school here.

GAPP Berlin Gruppenfoto ©GAPP/Daniel Seiffert


About 9,000 American and German students annually pack their bags every year to visit their GAPP partner schools. Learn more about our short-term and long-term exchanges and find information on grant opportunities for the current exchange season.

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News & Impact

Since 1972, GAPP has impacted the lives of more than 360,000 students and teachers. Learn more  by reading some of their individual GAPP stories and feel free to tell us about your own GAPP-experience!

GAPP FAQ Goethe-Institut/Bernhard Ludewig


Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions which may occur during the process of the Grant Application. If you feel that your question was not answered or the answer is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Ready, Set, Deutsch!

Would you like to get elementary school students in your community excited about German? Use our Ready, Set, Deutsch! toolbox. It’s a 45-minute lesson plan with games that will have students saying, „Deutsch macht Spaß!“


In Germany, GAPP is administered by our partner, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD).
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