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PASCH stands for the initiative "Schools: Partners for the future". The initiative links more than 1,800 schools worldwide where German is of particular importance.

PASCH is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institut (GI), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The GESM with its international department is part of the PASCH-Initiative and benefits from the goals and the interconnectedness of PASCH.

Guiding Principles and Objectives

Four guiding principles determine the alignment of the PASCH:

  • Perspectives through education

  • Expanding your horizon by multilingualism

  • Access to language and education

  • Tackling common problems of the future as an international learning community


Language and Study Scholarships

  • Selected students of the GESM attend the Goethe language courses in Germany (4 weeks) each year in grade 8/9.

  • Particularly gifted students of the GESM participate in a student exchange with our German partner school SIS in Chemnitz.

  • Qualified graduates receive a scholarship to study at a college in Germany.


  • Students and teachers can connect via and improve their language and specialist knowledge.

  • Schools are supported in building partnerships and organizing student exchange with schools in Germany.

  • Partner schools are networking with German universities in regards of their graduate’s future studies.

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