GAPP German American partnership Program

October 2016

Aixa welcomes Klemens to the US

Seventeen students and two teachers from Philanthropinum in Dessau, Germany arrived in McAllen to join their Med High hosts for 3 weeks of study and cultural immersion.

Trips to the Coastal Studies Lab and Gladys Porter Zoo

Exploring More of South Texas

U.S.S. Lexington, the beach and the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.
We celebrated birthdays, gave our new friends Med High bling, learned German,and went on field trips.

And then it was time to say goodbye until June!

Gathering at McAllen International Airport.

Time to check our bags.

Kim, Marcos, Susana

Frau Schäfer and Mrs. Hudler.

Resi snaps a group selfie.

Ms. Reibman and Frau Reupsch.

Bye, Saskia.

Last pose till June!

Klemens and Aixa.

A big, new family for Resi.

Lots of tears.


A great group of friends.

Susana and Vici.

See you soon!

Suddenly it was our turn to visit!

We're on our way!

Our friends hosted a welcome breakfast for us.

We worked and had fun at school.

We visited a beautiful spa that specializes in rehabilitation.

Spring water, special mud, and schnitzel for LUNCH!

We had a beautiful, chilly field trip up to the Harz Mountains. There were beautiful views, witches, and upside-down houses.

and back down again.

Did we mention that they fed us constantly? Even healthy foods like flammkuchen, schnitzel, fresh fruits and veggies, and LOTS of bread.

We saw all kinds of architecture, new and old, traditional and the famous Bauhaus.


The famous Bauhaus.


Rosslau Castle interior.

Restoration is common in Europe.

A synogogue in Grobzig that was saved during the Holocaust.


Leipzig LOVES Bach.


Then it was time to say Auf Wiedersehen to our German families and friends.

Our farewell party was at a castle.

Erica arrives with Darijan and his mom.

Germans and Americans in partnership. :)

The girls!

Ruben, Nati, and Emily.

Amazing - we got the WHOLE group at last.

Paulina and the Baatzs.

I don't want to go home, but I miss my family. And I really want a taco.

Lovely host parents.

Our awesome chefs, Herr und Frau Rademeier.

Little ones came to say goodbye, too.

This is a game of concentration...

Saskia and Hannah.

Lea and Paulina.

All the boys one last time.

Would you like to participate in our next GAPP exchange?

See Ms. Reibman in the library or Mr. Flores at Med High.


Photos by Sara Reibman

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