To apply, refer a student or learn more about your CBYX regional organization, please select your state below.
"You get to live with a host family so that you’re really in the culture, not just viewing the culture from a tourist point of view."
– Fiona Oweke, CBYX Alumna
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CBYX is administered regionally by four well-renowned international exchange organizations. Residents of the following states will apply to CBYX through AFS Intercultural Programs USA: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT.

The scholarship is no longer accepting new applicants for the 2019-20 program year. Existing 2019-20 applicants may access applications here.
To register to be notified when the 2020-21 application has opened, please provide your contact details here.

If you are an educator and would like to refer a student from the AFS region to CBYX, please click here.

Basic Eligibility:
This section will be updated to reflect 2020-21 eligibility, once available. To be considered eligible for a CBYX for 2019-20 scholarship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • Aged 15 to 18 ½ on August 1 of the program departure year: born between February 1, 2001 and August 1, 2004 for the 2019-20 program
  • A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Click here to read additional eligibility criteria from the U.S. Department of State.

AFS Intercultural Programs USA

Attn: CBYX
120 Wall Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10005
1-800-AFS-INFO x2161
More info: www.afsusa.org/cbyx

The AFS mission is to work toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that exchanges more than 13,000 students each year among a partnership of more than 50 AFS partner countries. It was established in 1947 by American Field Service volunteer ambulance drivers of World Wars I and II who believed--as AFS believes today--that the way to build a more just and peaceful world begins when people from different countries meet, learn about each other, and begin to understand each other.

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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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