Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professional

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Oct 16, 2008 / 0 comments

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is
currently accepting applications from college-age students and recent
graduates throughout the US who are interested in interning, studying,
and experiencing culture and everyday life in Germany.  CBYX is a
scholarship funded by the US and German governments for students in all
career fields, and does not require any prior German language knowledge!
Participants spend a year studying and working in their career fields
while completely immersed in German language and culture.  For more
information, visit

The CBYX for Young Professionals scholarship includes:

-two months of intensive German language training (no prior German

-a semester of study in the participant's career field at a German
college or university

-a five-month internship in the participant's career field with a German

-accommodations living with German hosts, in shared apartments, and in
student dorms

-transatlantic airfare and monthly food stipends

-various program seminars in the United States and Germany

-local support in area of placement and in US


-US citizen or permanent resident

-between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program in July 2009

-high school diploma or equivalent

-clear career goals and preferably some relevant work experience in
career field

-strong interest in German and international affairs, and a strong sense
of American identity

-flexibility, independence, and diplomacy

Application deadline is December 1, 2008 for the program beginning in
July 2009.

Please help inform your students of this unique opportunity by
forwarding this email, or by making a link to the program available on
your website.  For a video testimonial about the CBYX experience of a
recent program alumnus, please see:

For more information, and to apply online, interested applicants can visit: