Transatlantic dialogue

Our projects with and in the USA

In a present with multiple crises, dialogue and mutual understanding in transatlantic exchange are more important than ever. We want to contribute to this with our offers and programs for trainees and young professionals.

With "Azubis USA & Canada", we have become a pioneer in the German-American exchange of trainees and with "GATE - German Apprenticeship Training Exchange", we support vocational schools that enter into partnerships with American and Canadian colleges. A brand new development: we will soon be promoting dialog with our own conference center in the Atlanta region (USA), the "Joachim Herz House".

New meeting place in Atlanta

Joachim Herz House

The farm of our founder Joachim Herz will become Joachim Herz House. The house is designed for conferences, workshops and events and will be open to our project partners on both sides of the Atlantic as well as non-profit organizations from the region.

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Promotional offers for exchange and encounters

Apprentices USA & Canada

With "Azubis USA & Canada", around 50 trainees from Germany travel to the USA and Canada every year, where they spend several weeks at colleges or internship companies. The program is open to trainees from all professions who are completing their training in Bavaria, Berlin, the Hamburg metropolitan region or Saxony.

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Ein Junge vor einem amerikanischen Schulbus

GAPP - German American Partnership Program

GAPP supports long-term school partnerships between schools in Germany and the U.S. by facilitating reciprocal exchanges between groups of students.

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Eine Gruppe Auszubildender in einer Werkstatt in Atlanta

GATE - German Apprenticeship Training Exchange

With GATE, we support German vocational schools that enter into an exchange with colleges in the USA and Canada or already maintain a partnership. Up to 20,000 euros per year can be applied for.

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Jubelnde Schüler:innen bei YES! - Young Economic Solutions

YES! Young Economic Solutions

YES! is one of the largest German school competitions in the field of economics. Students in grades ten to twelve work with researchers to develop solutions for regional and global challenges in business, society, politics and the environment. The competition is organized in the USA by the Goethe Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Selfie einer Gruppe junger Menschen, die fröhlich in die Kamera blicken

German American Exchange

German American Exchange enables German students and young professionals to get to know the way American companies work in the USA. The aim is for participants to understand the importance of US-European economic relations and to strengthen mutual trust.

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New Bridge Program

Since 2021, the New Bridge Program has offered young professionals from the United States the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the political, economic and social structure of Europe and to engage in interdisciplinary discussions about transatlantic relations as part of a fully funded study trip. Since September 2023, the New Bridge Program has also been open to residents of Germany. "New Bridge to the US" aims to address the underrepresentation in international exchange programs and comprehensively reflect the diversity of German society.


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