What: The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals
The CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. Beginning in July the programme includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany, four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five month internship in the participant’s career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany.
The scholarship includes a round trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, insurance and program related travel costs while in Germany. Accommodation is provided in a German home or student residence.
Applicants should be US citizens or permanent residents, aged 18 to 24, with a minimum of a high school diploma and with clear career goals. Personal skills needed include good communication, flexibility and diplomacy. German language skills are desirable but not required
Applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply but the programme is targeted to young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields.
The application deadline for the 2012 to 2013 programme year is December 1, 2011.
There is also a funded High School programme available to motivated 15 to 18 year old students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required.