Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. U.S. participants take part in two months of intensive German language training, four months of classes their academic or career fields at a university, technical or professional school; and a five month internship in their career fields.

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Applicants for the program in Germany must be U.S. citizens who are between 18 and 24 years old and have high school diplomas, demonstrate clear career goals and an interest in German and world affairs. Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

Typical Deadline:

December 1