German American Partnership Program (GAPP) – Student Exchange

Group Exchange © Goethe-Institut/Daniel Seiffert


The German American Partnership Program is the largest bilateral student exchange program between the US and Germany.

Start with your Grant Application 2017!

First come, first serve as long as funds are available.
Applications are accepted until April 3rd 2017.


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 Austausch © Goethe-Institut/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.



There are now more than 350,000 GAPP alumni. Learn more about the impact GAPP has had on their lives by reading some of their individual GAPP stories and feel free to tell us about your own GAPP-experience!


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!