GAVE is a virtual exchange program that offers teachers the support in the form of guidelines, lesson plans, and worksheets that allow them to offer a virtual cultural exchange to their students. Click here to learn more.
How does a virtual exchange with GAVE work? Watch a short video to find out!
Virtual exchanges open to all schools!
Whether your school has a German program or not, you are eligible to participate in a virtual exchange with your students at no cost to you. Technology grants and logistical support are available. Sign-up to attend any one of our upcoming webinars!.
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Unable to make it to a webinar? Watch our executive director’s presentation above.
No matter what subject you teach – from STEM to social studies or history – you work hard to give your students the best education possible. A German school exchange with GAPP offers your students an invaluable opportunity to step out of the everyday, develop a global perspective, and build skills that can only be learned through travel. Our progam is educational and immersive. We invite all schools, with or without a German language program, to take part in our enriching GAPP exchange.
GAPP is rooted in long-term partnerships between partner schools. We assist schools in building transatlantic relationships that go beyond one student exchange.
GAPP, Inc. is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an authorized visa sponsor organization of the “Exchange Visitor Program” for secondary school students from Germany who are visiting their GAPP partner school in the U.S. for a semester or a school year.
Long-term individual exchange
The individual exchange for teachers is limited to
- teachers working at one of the five official German Schools Abroad in the U.S.
- German Language Advisors (Berater für Deutschunttericht) as determined by the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA)
We are committed to helping teachers and schools throughout the exchange process. GAPP offers training and workshops on coordinating successful exchanges, as well as free teaching resources and professional development opportunities.
Ready, set, Deutsch!
Workshops, training, resources
Since 1972 the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) facilitates enriching cultural exchanges between schools in the U.S. and Germany. Our Program inspires intercultural understanding, promotes German language instruction, and fosters new and lasting friendships in the U.S. and Germany.
Learn more about what impact GAPP has had on participating exchange students, schools and local communities, and the partner countries Germany and the U.S.
News and impact
German American Partnership Program is administered by the Goethe-Institut and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and the U.S. Department of State. GAPP is also supported by the WunderbarTogether Campaign. In Germany, GAPP is administered by our partner, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD).
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GAPP facilitates enriching cultural exchanges between schools in the U.S. and Germany. Our program inspires intercultural understanding, promotes German language instruction, and fosters new and lasting friendships. Please support our GAPP Scholarship Fund with a donation, which allows students from financially struggling families to take part in their school's GAPP exchange.
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