Apply for the CBYX Program and attend High School in Germany

Jointly funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is a full scholarship exchange program that annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year. CIEE selects 100 students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from across AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, MN, NE, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY, DC and Puerto Rico to become CBYX youth ambassadors and we would like to invite your students to apply this fall.

The CBYX program is for motivated high school students who want to experience a different culture and learn a language through a full immersion experience. CBYX Participants come from diverse backgrounds from across the United States. Academic merit, as well as motivation, curiosity and flexibility are key components to a competitive application. Previous German language experience is not required. Participants become fluent in German, earn a competitive edge in college applications and can connect with a global network of other State Department program alumni upon completion from the program. This is also an excellent gap year program for those between high school and college as long as they meet the age requirements.

Students between the ages of 15 and 18 ½ with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Please find a “Quick Facts” sheet that provides additional information about the CBYX program. You can also visit the ECA website or for more information.

The online application can be found at Our application deadline is Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

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