Group Exchanges (Short-Term)
Group Exchanges (Short-Term)
In a short-term exchange, a group of about 10-20 US students visits their partner school in Germany and stays with host families. In the same or following year, a German group of equal size then comes to visit the US school and also stays with host families. Ideally, each student has their own host family, and students who host also travel to visit their guest’s family. Groups travel for a minimum of 16 days and spend at least 10 days at the school or with school-related activities. For more details on the requirements of a GAPP exchange, please see our Guidelines.
In order to apply for funding through GAPP, the Questionnaire is prerequisite for the Grant Application. Please fill out the Questionnaire and you will get the invitation for the Grant Application, if you intend to travel to Germany this year.
For further questions on the process of a GAPP Grant Application, please check the FAQs or contact us!
|Deadlines and Events|
|Questionnaire 2016/2017||November 1st 2016|
|Introductory Workshop for Coordinators||January 13-15 2017 in NYC|
|Grant Application 2017 accepted until||April 3rd 2017
(grants are awarded first come first serve as long as funds are available)
Please submit the questionnaire for the year 2017 by November 1st 2016.
Schools indicating to take a group to Germany in 2017 will receive the grant application package by end of November
Everyone who announced to visit a partner school in Germany in 2017 via the questionnaire, will receive a grant application package and all supplementary information by mid-November 2016. The forms are not available for download on our website.
The deadline for the grant application is April 3rd 2017.
The GAPP Guidelines have been revised in June 2012! Please read and follow the requirements enclosed with your application package to ensure timely and successful processing of your application.
Should you have never attended an introductory workshop, please contact our office.
Aside from the general topic, we encourage the groups to carry out student centered project work. Projects provide valuable, hands-on learning experiences and encourage American and German students to work together in an educational setting. Our partner organization in Germany, the PAD, even offers additional funding opportunities for German and US groups working on such projects; applications for these funds need to be sent to the PAD via the German GAPP coordinator.
Up to two accompanying teachers receive air fare subsidies from funds of the German Foreign Ministry, calculated as a flat rate depending on the average regional fare. Groups of more than 10 students are eligible for 2 teacher grants.
Groups receive airfare subsidies depending on their region of departure.
Rates are subject to change.
GAPP does not charge a fee for any of its services connected to short-term exchanges nor does GAPP make any arrangements for the exchange. The entire implementation of the program is the responsibility of the school administrations.