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Members of AATG can can refresh their language skills and experience a new part of Germany as chaperones of an AATG German Summer Study Program group. If students want to connect with German language and culture this summer, they can take advantage of this unique three-week language study and homestay program, either individually or along with their teacher.

Send your students to Germany. The AATG German Summer Study Program provides an excellent opportunity for teachers of German to send their students to Germany for a language study and homestay experience. The beauty of the program is the flexibility it offers. Teachers can send one or two students and we'll add them to a group, or they can send a group of students and we'll provide the chaperone.

Be a chaperone. AATG is looking for qualified, experienced members to serve as chaperones for the AATG German Summer Study Program for High School Students. The American chaperone is the main point of contact for the American students and helps lead the group on excursions. Chaperones also teach the American participants for two class periods per day at the Gymnasium. Chaperones usually live with a German host who provides room and board. AATG covers round-trip airfare to Germany from the group departure airport and professional liability insurance.

AATG handles all the details, such as training and orientation, flight arrangements, student placement in groups, and matching each chaperone with a German Course Director. The Course Director, a teacher at the host Gymnasium, is responsible for the administration and composition of the program and planning excursions.

The 2017 Summer Study Program Chaperone Application will be available online this fall. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

For more information on being a chaperone or sending students to Germany with AATG, contact Program Coordinator April Ann Hemphill.

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