Program Description

The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports partnerships and exchanges between high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in Germany.

GAPP allows groups of U.S. high school students and German secondary school students to visit a secondary school in the other country. Groups are between 10-20 students, and the visiting and host students should be around the same age. In both directions, students live with a host family.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program a school must offer German language classes or be interested in offering German as a foreign language. Alternatively, the German and the American schools are eligible if they participate in a particular teaching project, which is implemented jointly and is intended to establish a partnership.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To view application information about this program please visit the GAPP 'Exchange' application page.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program and all other education  programs offered by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.

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