Full Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Full Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program is an exciting cultural exchange and fully funded scholarship opportunity for American high school students, administered by CIEE (The Council on International Educational Exchange) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. We’re looking for motivated, curious and civically engaged leaders who are interested in spending a year abroad.

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. CBYX is a fully-funded scholarship sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is jointly funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress.

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. 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!

Students who are U.S. citizens born between February 1, 2002 and August 1, 2005, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. CIEE administers the program to students in AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, MN, NE, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY, DC and Puerto Rico.

Please find a “Quick Facts” sheet that provides additional information about the CBYX program. You can also visit the ECA website or www.ciee.org/cb for more information. The online application can be found at www.usagermanyscholarship.org. The application is due December 3, 2019.

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