GAPP supports individuals and schools that organize a student-exchange for a group of 10-20 students. These exchanges must be a minimum of 14 days in duration. Financial support can include travel grants for exchange groups and chaperones, as well as individual scholarships for qualifying students. GAPP coordinators can be provided with professional liability insurance at no cost to them.
Schools without a German program are encouraged to work with their German counterparts so that the Americans can participate in a crash course in German at their partner school in Germany. This should be documented and turned in to the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) by the German coordinator after the exchange is complete.
- Is the application complete?
- Is the school a Title I school?
- Is the group diverse?
GAPP Teacher Handbook
For your convenience, we have compiled ready-to-print marketing materials to help you promote a GAPP exchange at your school.
Tools to promote a GAPP exchange at your school
Materials "Ready, set, deutsch!"
Materials for students
We offer airfare subsidies for GAPP coordinators and their student groups, depending on their region of departure. GAPP also offers scholarships for financially challenged students.
GAPP awards an average of $2,300 in travel grants and student scholarships to U.S. schools.
|GRANTS for TEACHERS and CHAPERONES|| GRANTS for short-term
|Accompanying GAPP teachers receive air subsidies. GAPP groups of more than 10 students are eligible for 2 teacher grants. The rate is calculated as a flat rate depending on the average regional fare.||GAPP groups receive airfare subsidies depending on their region of their departure. Finalize your participating students list and travel dates and apply for a travel grant.|
scholarships for individual students
We are committed to helping teachers and schools throughout the exchange process. GAPP offers training and workshops on coordinating successful exchanges and professional development opportunities.
Workshops and Training
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. In Germany, GAPP is administered by our partner, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD).