Associate Organizations

German Consulat (Miami)
Swiss Consulat (Miami)
German American Business Chamber (GABC)
German American Social Club (GASC)


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Porsche Latin America

Press Concepts

Globe Ship Management, Inc.

MetroSigns, Inc.

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

GIPA Gala: Save the Date!

"Fall-of-the-Wall", the 80's/ 90's themed GIPA Gala will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Cutler Cay Clubhouse! . Read more....

College Scholarship Available

GIPA awards a competitive college scholarship that is open to seniors graduating from Coral Reef High School in the German IB Program, both German IS and German IE students. See our college information page for more details and application instructions.

German Consul Borsch Visited Sunset Elementary

German Consul Borsch visited Sunset Elementary to talk to 4th and 5th grade students about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More...

A Letter from GIPA President Ballard

I wanted to take a moment to thank and congratulate all of you who helped to put on our 23rd annual Oktoberfest. We could hardly have asked for more perfect conditions as everything from the food to the games and student performances wer e consumed in great quantity. Read More ....

2014 Oktoberfest

The 23rd GIPA Oktoberfest was held on Oct. 11, 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, the generosity of many sponsors, and the hospitality of the German American Social Club. Read More...

Magnet School Applications Open

Magnet school applications have started for school year 2015-2016. The period will be open until January 15, 2015. More information is available at

Please note that students currently in 8th grade in the German program at Carver planning on applying for the IB program at REEF, must follow the application process just like any other student, deadline being January 15th as well. Read more ....

New features at has had a refresh! Many small details have been improved, but two main additions will be the most-noticed by regular visitors:

  1. The GIPA calendar page now uses Google calendar, so readers can scroll back and forth in time more easily and can even link directly to the GIPA calendar on their own computer or phone.
  2. On line payments via PayPal have been integrated to the site. For example, you can now renew your GIPA membership for 2014-2015 on line.

All of the old highlights of the gipa web site are still available. Explore the reorganized navigation menus on the left of the screen to find GIPA News, Hausaufgaben for Sunset classes and more! Enjoy the new look of the site.