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"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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2016-2017 CBYX Application Open

Scholarship Program for High School Students to Study Abroad in Germany

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Offers an Academic Year Abroad in Germany

Washington, D.C. – Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) has launched its national 2016-17 academic year scholarship for high school students and recent graduates to study abroad in Germany. 250 scholarships are now available from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to fully fund students for an academic year of study and cultural immersion. Scholarship recipients will gain new perspectives on global current affairs and German social, economic and political life, all while learning the German language through day-to-day life in the culture, attending a local high school and living with a host family. Participants serve as “youth ambassadors” from the United States while participating in educational, cultural and political events, including receptions and meetings with government officials.

Initiated in 1983, CBYX was created to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through citizen diplomacy. Over the past 30 years, CBYX has administered exchanges for over 23,000 American and German students. Dedicated supporter Richard Lugar (former Senator, IN) calls CBYX “an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the world, gain a deeper understanding of people and issues, build lifelong skills, and expand horizons.” Former Secretary of State Hillary 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.”

CBYX is administered by a partnership of non-profit exchange organizations: AFS-USA, ASSE, CIEE, FLAG, and YFU USA. To learn more about CBYX in your state, including information about eligibility and how to apply for the 2016-17 academic year, visit www.usagermanyscholarship.org and select your state from the "apply online" menu.

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