30 EYER and LMMS 8th grade German students are participating this spring in GAVE, a unique German American Virtual Exchange program, this spring!
GAVE is a program between U.S. and German schools developed by the Goethe Institute and the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) in conjunction with:
Students are now engaged in online activities for 4 week virtual exchange and partnered with German students from a school in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg. All participating students access our exchange program activities through a secure third-party online platform secured specifically by Goethe Institute for this purpose. They will also be able to continue communicating in this platform with their exchange partners beyond the end of 8th grade through the summer and throughout 9th grade. Cross-cultural connection with peers in other countries is especially significant for language learners, but also for all students to develop global citizenship skills and cultural awareness. Although the GAVE program is currently only available to schools with German programs, Goethe Institute plans to expand this to all schools and grades in the future to enable further cross-cultural exchange.