Promoting exchanges between vocational schools and US colleges
The Joachim Herz Foundation helps to establish exchange programs between vocational schools in Germany and colleges in the United States – and supports existing programs – with grants of up to €5,000.
Would your vocational school like to set up an exchange program with a college in the US? Do you already run an exchange program with an institution in the US and are you looking for additional funding for the project? If so, submit your application for project funding and receive financial assistance of up to €5,000 to help you set up or maintain an exchange program between your organization and a college in the United States. You can also contact us if you have not yet found a partner institution. We will help you with networking in the US. For more details regarding the application process, please refer to our flyer and funding guidelines.
GATE – German American Training Exchange
The Joachim Herz Foundation is primarily involved in projects which it develops and implements either on its own or in cooperation with other charitable organizations. To a degree, it also supports third-party projects. GATE is a Joachim Herz Foundation project that aims to make it easier for trainees to gain experience in the United States and stimulate the international sharing of ideas between vocational students.
The program supports new or existing exchange projects between vocational schools in Germany and partner schools/colleges in the US. All German vocational schools with a charitable funding agency are eligible to apply. The application is submitted by the funding agency, which will receive the approved funds in the form of a donation.
Helping Trainees Gain International Experience
The opportunities for trainees to gain international experience during their trainig period are limited. The majority of international exchange programs are aimed at students, even though the interest in internships abroad has risen among trainees. In order to close this gap in funding, the Joachim Herz Foundation offers GATE and “Trainees in the United States” (which enables trainees to complete internship in the US).