Greetings and Salutations!!! I am the primary teacher of a healthy German Language program in Crystal Lake, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. We have conducted GAPP exchanges in the past with other schools, but are really interested in developing our own partnership with a secondary school in Germany. Prairie Ridge has roughly 1500 students with 160 in the German program, and the vast majority of our students go on to University after graduation. Our students begin German study at 14 years of age, with language skills that are Advanced-Beginner to Low-Intermediate. We are seeking a Partner School to help enrich our German program through GAPP exchanges every other year, beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year. Ideally, we would like to host students sometime in October, when cultural activities abound and in turn visit our partner school in mid-June. Currently, we estimate a group of 10-20 interested students from our school to take part. Feel free to contact me with any questions.