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 ASSE International Student Exchange Programs: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, and WA.

The 2020-21 CBYX high school application is no longer open for students to begin new applications. Existing 2020-21 applicants may log in to their applications here.

To be notified when the 2021-22 application becomes available, please register here. We expect the eligibility criteria for the 2021-22 program to be finalized in the summer of 2020. A copy of the 2020-21 eligibility are following.

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

Basic Eligibility:
To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship for 2020-21, you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Aged 15 to 18 ½ on August 1 of the program departure year: born between February 1, 2002 and August 1, 2005 for the 2020-21 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.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs

10754 Belle Creek Blvd, Ste 101
Henderson, CO 80640
(800) 333-3802 ext. 280

ASSE was initially founded by the Swedish Parliament in 1938 to facilitate exchanges between Germany and Sweden. ASSE has since evolved and expanded in size and scope. Incorporated in the USA in 1976 as a public benefit, non-profit, high school student exchange program, ASSE maintains a network of over 1200 volunteer representatives in 41 countries in Europe, Asia/Pacific, the Americas, and Africa and accomodates over 10,000 students annually in its various programs.

ASSE's primary goal is to contribute to international understanding through exchange programs which enable students to learn other languages and about other cultures through active participation in family, school and community life.

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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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