Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Update on our GAPP Exchange Program

Hallo Alle!
I have been in touch with Herr Peter Fuchs and Frau Erika Hammer, two teachers at the Hebel Gymnasium in Schwetzingen. They are still interested in the exchange, only they might not be able to visit us until Fall of 2009. That won't stop us from visiting them next summer, though! Dates have not been hammered out, but they hover around these dates:

  • Thursday, June 18, 2009: Leave Raleigh.
  • Saturday, June 20: settled with our hosts in Schwetzingen
  • Monday, June 22, 2009: Begin attending the Gymnasium for two weeks
  • Saturday, July 4, 2009: Leave host families in Schwetzingen
  • Saturday July 11, Leave Germany for America
That leaves us a week, as required by the GAPP to visit other places in Germany. My suggestion is to choose one or two major cities to visit, and use those cities as starting off points for various travel. Keep checking this blog for updates on various itinerary options.

First however, read the the wikipedia entry on Schwetzingen. Visit their offical websites also.

Schwetzingen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schwetzingen's Official Webpage

Also the Hebel Gymnasium, our Partner School in Schwetzingen, deserves a close web visit!
At their website they provide a complimentary report of the last GAPP exchange at Enloe High School.

Look forward to seeing you guys again!

Herr Kandah


Emerald said...

Herr Kandah, I always forget to ask things in class.

What's the maximum number of students that will be able to go this summer? I don't imagine too many students will be a problem, because it is a long trip and kinda expensive. I'm just curious.

Is there any way we could have some kind of fundraiser during the school year to help some of us pay for the trip? We used to sell things and keep some of the profit to go towards paying for really expensive field trips in middle school. I don't know if Enloe allows that or anything, I'm just wondering because I really want to go, but I don't think I can afford it at all.

Oh, by the way, this is Emerald.

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