Founded by: Peter Pabisch, (UNM); Roland O. Zirpins-Huber, (IPN); Dieter and Marlene Rall (UNAM) 1994/95

Officers: Peter Pabisch, President and Dieter Rall, Vice President

Coordinators: Peter Pabisch, Katrin Schröter and Susanne Baackmann

Total Annual Budget: ca. $5,000 (through outside funding such as the German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD/, the Max Kade Foundation, the Austrian government, and scholarship funds from the German Summer School of New Mexico, UNAM and IPN).

The Camino Real honors the University of New Mexico's commitment to Latin America. The German Studies Program at UNM established a joint exchange program in the field of German and German Studies with two major academic institutions in Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma di Mexico (UNAM) and Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN) through UNM's Latin American Institute. A third exchange program with Universidad Nacional Autonoma di Chiapas (UNACH) in Tuxtla/Gutierrez, Mexico is also being established. Colleagues and students from Mexico have visited UNM four times since 1995 and UNM colleagues in German have gone to Mexico twice. Together, these partners are seeking combined programs with the German speaking world in Europe. These programs are anticipated to extend to academic fields beyond German and will include exchanges for up to one academic year in teaching or studies. More details will be made available as the exchange unfolds.

The German-American Partnership Program (GAPP)
Exchange Program for American and German/European High Schools

This first such program between schools from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kreis Neuss began in 1998. Students from both communities now have the opportunity to visit Agia-Lycee in Greece, a high school within the European Union. This program is being sponsored by the GAPP Center in New York. Founded by: Peter Pabisch, Dieter Patt, Beate Pricking and Vangelis Tzigkounakis Directors: Elke Dürr, Beate Pricking, et. al. Annual Budget: Administered by GAPP and funding is primarily from the European Union and private contributions.

The German Academic Program between Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria and UNM

The Institut für Germanistik at the University of Graz and the University of New Mexico's German Program have for the past seven years had a very fruitful cooperation in both faculty and student exchange. This has culminated in guest professorships and student programs on the graduate level, and this line of cooperation is anticipated to continue in the future.

Founded by: Peter Pabisch and Dietmar Goltschnigg

Coordinators: Peter Pabisch, Dietmar Goltschnigg and Beatrix Mueller-Kampel

Annual Budget: $10,000 to $30,000 largely funded by the Max Kade Foundation and the University of Graz.

The Academic Program in German Studies between the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and the
German Program at UNM

The program consists of close student and faculty exchanges over the past eight years. The Finnish university adopted the concept of German Studies as practiced at UNM for its own program in 1995. Founded by: Professors Ahti Jäntti and Peter Pabisch, 1990

Annual Budget: Varies, funded by the Max Kade Foundation, the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and the Finnland-Institut, Berlin.

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