Assumption High School
Hans Leinberger Gymnasium
What is GAPP?
GAPP is an organization, established in 1972 at the Goethe Institut in New York, which promotes the exchange of young Germans and Americans. The primary goals of the exchange are to foster the study of world languages (English and German) and to increase cultural awareness and understanding between Germans and Americans. GAPP exchanges take an academic and cultural approach, instead of simply promoting tourism. At the heart of the exchange is the integration of students into the everyday life of their host families and into the classroom activities of their host schools. Through regular school attendance at the partner schools and living with host families, the students become members of a school, a family and a community.
AHS Exchange Program
A GAPP exchange program between the Hans-Leinberger Gymnasium in Landshut, Bavaria and Assumption High School has existed since 1994. 20-25 German students and two or three teachers come to AHS during their Easter break of even numbered years and spend approximately 4 weeks here. American students likewise spend 4 weeks in Landshut during June/July of odd numbered years staying with their host partners. For information on both partner schools, please click on one of the pictures.