German American Partnership Program

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The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports school 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. The recommended group size is 10-20 students of approximately the same age. In Germany, as well as in the U.S., students live with their host family and participate in school activities.


Program Length

16 days (minimum)

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

All GAPP schools must file the annual questionnaire with the GAPP office in New York in order to stay listed as a participating school. Questionnaires must be submitted online. C German and American secondary schools interested in an ongoing partnership are eligible to participate in the Program. Participating American high schools and German secondary schools receive subsidies upon application. Instructions on how to find a partner school can be found below.

After being registered as a GAPP school, an annual questionnaire has to be filed at the beginning of the school year to stay in the program. Schools planning on going abroad receive a grant application packet in December.

How to Find a Partner School

GAPP Guidelines

GAPP at Goethe-Institut

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