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

2016 Oktoberfest Supporters

2015 Oktoberfest Supporters

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!

It is a GIPA tradition to have a welcome picnic for incoming 1st grade students and their families each year. This picnic is hosted by the second grade families and the GIPA Board. It is a great chance to meet other families in the program, meet the teachers, and reconnect with friends after the summer. Read more ...

GIPA News: June 2017 Newsletter


The June 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (17 MB PDF file).

GIPA Scholarship Winners

On Friday, June 2, 2017, GIPA president Ted Ballard awarded GIPA scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in the German International Studies (IS) and International Education (IE) programs at Coral Reef High School. The first place ($1000) scholarship was awarded to IS student Caterina Zientek. The second ($750) and third ($500) place scholarships were awarded to IE students Antonio Huby and L'Amat Rosales, respectively. This is the fifth year that GIPA has awarded scholarships to Reef students. GIPA would like to extend a special “Vielen Dank!” to Kristina Bujakiewicz, who volunteered to be the scholarship coordinator this year, as well as to the many parents who served as judges and essay evaluators. Congratulations, Caterina, Antonio and L’Amat!

High Marks for Miami Elementary Schools with German IS Programs

The two elementary schools with German IS programs both ranked in the top 5 in the Miami area, according to a recent assessment. West Lab ranked number 2 and Sunset ranked number 4 in the Miami area public elementary schools.