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Make intercultural learning a family experience! Regardless of whether or not you study abroad in Germany, your family can host a Congress-Bundestag Scholar from Germany.
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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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Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut
Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut finds exchanges like CBYX “are of particular importance in today’s global economy. These programs provide an unequaled understanding of world cultures – one that can translate into the success of American businesses, growth of the U.S. economy, and increased global and national security.”
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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This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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