Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

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 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • One semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Three-month internships in one’s career field

This funded fellowship opportunity annually covers basic living costs for all 150 participants (75 Americans + 75 Germans), including:

  • Round-trip international airfare from Washington, D.C. to Germany
  • Language school costs for two months of intensive German language study
  • Tuition costs for four months of study
  • Housing costs for host family, apartment, or dormitory during the pre-internship phases
    • Note: program funding during the internship depends on earnings
  • Monthly stipend to cover basic costs of living
  • Program-related travel within Germany
  • Health insurance in Germany

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.

Program Dates: August 2021 - June 2022

Application Process: Interested students must request an application online no later than November 1. From there, students will complete application materials as provided by Cultural Vistas. 

For more information, please contact cbyx@culturalvistas.org or international.education@fredonia.edu

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