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The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
"A testament to our relationship with Germany, and our mutual commitment to public diplomacy... CBYX has been so successful that we chose it as a model for other youth exchange programs." Secretary Clinton called exchanges like CBYX "an important tool of U.S. diplomacy. Few other experiences can substitute for seeing another country first-hand, learning more about its culture, meeting people face-to-face."
German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert
"This exchange program promotes a reciprocal understanding and effectively contributes not only to an understanding of the country, but also the personal, human relationships between Germany and the US."



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