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German-American Virtual Exchange (GAVE)

GAPP goes virtual! GAVE (German American Virtual Exchange) is GAPP’s virtual exchange program. It enables teachers to offer their students a cultural exchange with a partner school in Germany. Support, guidelines, and materials are provided at no cost to you!

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How does a virtual exchange with GAVE work? Click here to find out!


gave webinars

Interested in learning more about the GAVE program? Sign-up to attend one of our July webinars, where you will learn about how to start a GAVE exchange.

  • August 12, 2020
  11 am - noon EDT Register here.
  • August 17, 2020
  5 - 6 pm EDT Register here.

GAVE webinar for District leaders

There will be a special webinar for district leaders, conducted in English:
  • August 20, 2020
  11 am - 12 pm EDT Register here.

Materials for the virtual exchange

Teacher and student © Colourbox The GAVE program is divided into topics that all follow the same blueprint, or ‘Fahrplan,’ as we say in German. Each packet focuses on one student-centered topic. Starting with getting to know you activities and culminating in interesting exchange projects, your students will have fun while learning more about the German language and culture as they interact with their German counterparts.

material packets coming soon!

New material packets will be released on this page bi-weekly, starting on August 17:
August 17
  • Bullying
  • Everyday life
August 31
  • Diversity
September 14
  • Shopping / Sustainable living
September 28
  • Capitalism / Socialilsm

Workshops and training

Picture GAPP Introductory Workshop 2018 © GAPP, Inc./Marc Paradise GAPP offers training and workshops on coordinating successful exchanges and professional development opportunities. Our latest offerings include a 3-week online Intercultural Communication course.


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New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel.: +1 212 439 8700
Fax: +1 212 439 8705

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