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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The 2018-19 CBYX application period for students in the FLAG region has closed. To be notified when the 2019-20 application becomes available, click here.

CBYX is administered regionally by five well-renowned international exchange organizations. Residents of the following states will apply to CBYX through FLAG: AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT and Southern CA.

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

Basic Eligibility:
To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • Between the ages of 15 years and 18 years and 6 months at the start of the 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 for the 2017-2018 program year.

Foreign Links Around the Globe, Inc.  (FLAG)
Attn: CBYX Team
950 Trade Centre Way, #303
Portage, MI 49002
Telephone: (269) 459-8883
Fax: (269) 459-8887

Based in Portage, Michigan, FLAG combines the experience, reliability and reputation of a nationally recognized and fully accredited educational organization with the "personal touch" and individualized care of a small agency to offer all of its program participants the best of both worlds in the field of international educational travel. People, not numbers: that's our commitment to you.

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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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