Get Your German Class To Apply For the 2013 GAPP Exchange Program

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The largest high school German/American exchange program, the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is now accepting applications from classrooms interesting in participating in 2013.  Roughly 12,000 students from the United States and Germany take part in the program every year for the once in a lifetime experience, and if you are interested in being one of those students next year, let your teacher know now as the deadline is coming up on November 12.

GAPP is organized by the German Federal Foreign Office and the US Department of State with over 700 school partnerships already in place.  Students who participate in the program will be matched with a family in Germany who they will spend on average 16 days (10 school days) with to immerse themselves in the German culture.  Students will return with a new look on the Germany of today and hopefully long lasting friendships.

Information on how your school can apply is located in the source link below.  The first application is due November 12, and the final grant application needs to be completed by April 5, 2013.

 

Source: GAPP
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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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