Group Exchanges (Short-Term)
Group Exchanges (Short-Term)
In a short-term exchange, a group of about 10-20 US students visits their partner school in Germany and stays with host families. In the same or following year, a German group of equal size then comes to visit the US school and also stays with host families. Ideally, each student has their own host family and students who host also travel to visit their guest’s family. Groups travel for a minimum of 16 days and spend at least 10 days at the school or with school-related activities. For more details on the requirements of a GAPP exchange, please see our Guidelines.
|Deadlines and Events|
|Questionnaire 2015/2016||November 2nd, 2015|
|Introductory Workshop for Coordinators||January 15 - 17, 2016|
|Grant Application 2016||April 4, 2016|
We ask you to submit your questionnaire online by November 2, 2015. Schools indicating to take a group to Germany in 2016 will receive the grant application package by end of November
GAPP Questionnaire 2015/2016
Everyone who is going to visit a partner school in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016 will receive a grant application
package and all supplementary information by mid-November 2015. The forms are not available for download on our website.
The deadline for the grant application is April 4, 2016.
The GAPP Guidelines have been revised in June 2012! Please read and follow the requirements enclosed with your application package to ensure timely and successful processing of your application.
Should you have never attended an introductory workshop, please contact our office.
Aside from the general topic, we encourage the groups to carry out student centered project work. Projects provide valuable, hands-on learning experiences and encourage American and German students to work together in an educational setting. Our partner organization in Germany, the PAD, even offers additional funding opportunities for German and US groups working on such projects; applications for these funds need to be sent to the PAD via the German GAPP coordinator.
Up to two accompanying teachers receive air fare subsidies from funds of the German Foreign Ministry, calculated as a flat rate depending on the average regional fare. Groups of more than 10 students are eligible for 2 teacher grants.
American and German students receive airfare subsidies depending on their region of departure.
Rates are subject to change.
- Application for School Partnership or Change of Partners (Application to GAPP for School Partnership)
- Guidelines (GAPP Richtlinien)
- Evaluation form for Teachers "Your Stay in Germany" (Teacher Evaluation "Your Stay in Germany")
- Evaluation form for Teachers "Hosting the German Group" (Teacher Evaluation "Hosting the German Group")
- Student Evaluation of Exchange (Student Evaluation of Exchange)
- Parent Evaluation of Exchange (Parent Evaluation of Exchange)
- Template: Exchange Itinerary (Template for Grant Application: GAPP Exchange Schedule 2016)
- Template: Participants List 2016 (Template for Grant Application: GAPP Participants List 2016)
GAPP does not charge a fee for any of its services connected to short-term exchanges nor does GAPP make any arrangements for the exchange. The entire implementation of the program is the responsibility of the school administrations.