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The 2020 Summer Study Program has been CANCELLED. 

Members of AATG can immerse themselves in German and gain new experiences in Germany as chaperones of an AATG German Summer Study Program group. 

Tell your students. The AATG German Summer Study Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to travel to Germany for a language study and homestay experience. Students attend classes at a Gymnasium, live with the family of a host brother or sister who attends the school, visit regional attractions, and experience the German language and culture firsthand. Students return speaking German better—with a greater sense of confidence, maturity, and independence. The program, started in 1978, is sponsored in cooperation with the German government's Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD).

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.

Application Materials are available online. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

For more information on being a chaperone or sending students to Germany with AATG, contact Director of Programs Emma Cardwell.

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