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For students from Germany
Long-term individual exchange

GAPP, Inc. is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an authorized sponsor organization of the “Exchange Visitor Program” for secondary school students from Germany. We sponsor visas only for those students from Germany, who are visiting their GAPP partner school in the U.S.

How it works

Students from Germany, who have previously participated in a short-term GAPP exchange are eligible to apply for a semester or school-year abroad at their U.S. partner school.
  1. The German GAPP coordinator/partner recommends the applicant to the U.S. partner.
  2. The American GAPP coordinator/partner only can request the J-1 visa application package from GAPP office in New York (gapp@goethe.de). The application package includes detailed information, terms, and conditions, fees, additional costs, program activities, etc. 
  3. GAPP charges a $900 application fee per J-1 Exchange Visitor application. 
Only a certain number of applicants per school year are accepted.


We recommend that the application process is started at least 3-4 months before the start of the term.

Fall semester or full school year 
July, 15

Spring semester only                
November, 30

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State website
Student Exchange Visitor Program

Students wishing to visit Germany

American students wishing to go on a long-term exchange to Germany are asked to have their GAPP teacher contact GAPP atgapp@goethe.de for more information.

If you have questions, please contact us at gapp@goethe.de.