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The program is called German American Partnership Program or GAPP. Each year German students come to O'Gorman and O'Gorman students go to Dillenburg, Germany to live and learn about a brand new culture.
"It's amazing. It's an amazing place," German student Isabelle Heinzel said.
The students from overseas sit in American classes learning along side other American students. This year, 16 students left their homes in Germany for a brand new cultural experience in America.
For the last three weeks, Wolfgang Horz has lived with O'Gorman student Sam LaCasse and his family.
"It's nice having Wolfgang around because it's like I have another brother for once and that is kind of a cool experience," LaCasse said.
"I hope I stay in contact with my host [family] and Sam. He's coming to Germany next year," Horz said.
Through the GAPP program, LaCasse and about 21 other students will travel to Germany this summer and reconnect with the friends they have made halfway around the world.
"It seems like there is something new everyday about this all, so words can't explain how awesome of an experience this is," LaCasse said.
The program lasts three weeks total; two weeks the students are in class and for one week they are traveling.
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