Start With Germany!
Workshops for Potential GAPP Schools

Picture GAPP Introductory Workshop 2018 © GAPP, Inc./Marc Paradise


Are you thinking of starting a GAP-Program, but don’t know where to start?

Don’t miss the chance to apply for one of our three free regional GAPP workshops for prospective GAPP teachers/coordinators. These workshops are geared towards teachers that want to learn more about the opportunity of starting a GAPP exchange at their school.
The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports educational exchanges between German and American schools. Reciprocal group exchanges, homestays, and integration into the partner school build confidence and independence. Students gain first-hand experience of another culture, discover shared values, and form lasting friendships.
At the workshop you will learn, connect and collaborate with like-minded teachers and get first-hand information from our GAPP staff.

Questions and topics we will cover:

  • What is GAPP?
  • How do I apply and implement a successful GAPP exchange?
  • Available scholarships and grants
  • Guidance before, during and after the exchange
  • Professional development opportunities offered by the Goethe-Institut

By the end of the workshop you will have a wealth of new information that you can put into practice right away to start a GAPP exchange at your school!
Apply below. Space is limited:
  • New York, New York: October 11-12
    (Deadline: August 26, 2019)
  • Chicago, Illinois:  October 25-26
    (Deadline: September 9, 2019)
  • San Francisco, California: November 8-9
    (Deadline: September 30, 2019)


All teachers who are not currently GAPP teachers/coordinators that are teaching at an American School are eligible to apply. Teachers do not have to teach German or any other foreign language to apply.
Please note: current GAPP teachers/coordinators are not eligible to apply
We cover economical travel expenses, e.g. train tickets, mileage, airfare and shared accommodation. We appreciate your understanding that we cannot cover substitutes, nor can we cover ground transportation if you fly to the workshop. We are also not able to cover public transportation to and from the hotel to the workshop.
Please note: Current GAPP teachers/coordinators are not eligible.
Please apply below using our online application form. If you have any questions please contact GAPP, Inc. Executive Director Molly Rowland at
  1. You will receive an automated email confirmation of your application.
  2. We will process your application within 10 days after the deadline of the respective workshop you have applied for.
  3. Within those ten days, you will receive either a confirmation of your participation with further information, or a notice that all spots have been filled.
Please note: All workshops have different deadlines.

Absolutely. You will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted immediately should a spot become available. 


Online Application Form

In order to become a GAPP school it is not a requirement that German is offered at your school.

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