Alumni GAPP

GAPP Alumni

Get to know our GAPP Alumni and see how a short-term exchange in High School has changed their lives and influenced the paths they’ve taken. 

Katie Henly
Foto Katie Henley Foto: Goethe-Institut Katie Henly currently works as the Program Coordinator for Germany at Intercultural Student Experiences, a Minnesota based non-profit, helping German language teachers across the country plan their exchange trips to Germany.

April Krempasky
Foto April Krempasky Foto: Goethe-Institut April participated in a GAPP exchange 27 years ago. This experience has had a huge influence on her professional career: April has become a German teacher and GAPP coordinator and in the last 18 years she has offered more than 400 students the possibility to travel to Germany and spend a unique time.

Ashley Gianni-Bradford
Foto Ashley Gianni Foto: Goethe-Institut Ashley participated in three GAPP exchanges: she travelled to Ettenheim in 2008, 2010 and 2012.  After interning at the GAPP Office at the Goethe-Institut New York last year, Ashley became a real GAPP expert. She is now studying in Jena, Germany.

Delores Rubin
Foto Delores Rubin Foto: Goethe-Institut
In 1984 Delores participated in her first GAPP-exchange. This enriching experience has paved the way for her for a successful career: Delores has worked at the Deutsche Bank in New York for 20 years now.

Cari Schmitz 
Foto Cari Schmitz Foto: Goethe-Institut Cari Schmitz participated in a GAPP exchange in 2005. Now she is interning at a company in Einbeck in Germany, before starting with her PhD.

Inspire our next generation of German learners and GAPP exchange students!

If you participated in a GAPP exchange and you would like us to tell your story, don’t hesitate to fill out our short interview (Interview) and send it to – include pictures, if possible. We might feature your story here on our website or on Facebook!