Group Exchanges (Short-Term)
|Deadlines and Events|
|Questionnaire 2020||Not applicable any longer, will be integrated into online grant application|
|Grant Application Kit 2020||Forthcoming in October 2019|
|GAPP Workshops for Potential GAPP Schools||New York, New York:
October 11-12, 2019
October 25-26, 2019
San Francisco, California:
November 8-9, 2019
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 14 days and spend at least 5 days at the school or with school-related activities.
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!
We are offering a new online evaluation format for students and their parents in order to fulfill our sponsors’ demand for quantifiable data that illustrates the impact of funding exchange programs. We hope this format will also make it easier for you to encourage feedback.
- Before sharing this year’s link for the GAPP Student Evaluation with students who traveled to Germany, please inform the parents of minors and ask for their consent.
- For the first time we also introduce the online evaluation for American parents. You may want to ask your students’ parents for their feedback when asking for consent for their child to participate in the online evaluation. (Parents that only hosted are welcome to participate in the evaluation.)
GAPP Student Evaluation 2019
GAPP Parent Evaluation 2019
Forms for GAPP Teacher Evaluation on Hosting and Traveling
For this year please return the forms that you can download with the links below or from our website.
Please download and save the PDFs below to your computer before completing and sending them to us.
Visiting German Partner School in 2019
Hosting a German Group in 2019
- Traveling in summer of 2020? (between June 1-August 31st, 2020)
- Traveling in fall or winter of 2020? (September 1st-December 31st, 2020)
Please read and follow the requirements enclosed with your application package to ensure timely and successful processing of your application. GAPP cannot process or follow up on incomplete applications.
Chicago, Illinois: October 25-26, 2019
San Francisco, California: November 8-9, 2019
To apply click here.
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 Exchange Schedule Template 2019
GAPP Exchange Participants List Template
GAPP Evaluation Form for Teachers "Your Stay in Germany"
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.