Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange has been in operation since 1983, with the utmost priority placed on the safety and security of our students. Each of the five renowned organizations that implement the program have been exchanging students for decades, and have extensive support networks in place through staff and volunteers both overseas in Germany as well as in the United States.
Our host families are carefully selected and screened by experienced members of the regional organization in Germany. Upon arrival, each CBYX student is assigned a local coordinator who lives near to the host community. The local coordinator serves as a contact person to whom the student can approach with any issues that may arise, including topics like adjustment, language, or cultural questions.
As a U.S. State Department sponsored program, CBYX offers the benefit of covering the full cost of your student’s year abroad, a value placed at over $10,000. As a recipient of this scholarship, your son or daughter will be admitted into an elite community of alumni of U.S. State Department programs. Opportunities that may become available include independent grants and further study abroad programs at the high school, university, and professional level.
Do you know a student who may be interested in studying abroad in Germany with CBYX? If so, refer a student by selecting the student's state under the "Apply Now" tab on the left sidebar, and following the refer a student link. By providing contact information, educators and students will be notified when the application becomes available in the fall, and of any important CBYX updates.
In our current global environment, it is becoming more and more essential for students to develop global competencies. Exposure to intercultural opportunities and full immersion programs like CBYX will teach your students to engage with their surroundings, bringing the classroom into the content of their everyday lives. CBYX scholars return from their year abroad with not only fluency in a new language and appreciation for a new culture, but also with their interest sparked for delving further into international politics, European history, International business and trade, and many other subjects.
Help to facilitate experiential learning – send your students abroad through CBYX!