Congress-Bundestag Scholarship

A fully-funded State Department scholarship program offering young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for a year.

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Become fluent in German, learn another culture and expand your horizons to the world!

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 offers young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for a year. You could be one of 50 students chosen to represent the Southeast United States (including Puerto Rico) as a CBYX youth ambassador. Become fluent in German, learn another culture and expand your horizons to the world!

The 2016-2017 program year application will be available in Fall 2015. To be notified when the application becomes available, please provide us with your contact information using the request form below.

Important Dates

Deadline for Application
December 18, 2015

2nd round notification
February 1, 2016

Student interviews
Late February – Mid-March 2016

Final notification
March 28, 2016

Deadline for secondary application for placement
April 11, 2016

CBYX Pre-Departure Orientation and Language and Cultural Immersion Camp
Mid-August – Early September 2016

Program start date
Mid-August 2016

Program end date
June 2017

Eligibility

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.

  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and 6 months by August 1, 2016.

  • German language is not a requirement.

The 2016-2017 application will be available online in September 2015. You can learn more about the program and apply online by visiting the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange website.

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Use the form below, or contact us by email at cb@ciee.org.

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Mailing Address

CBYX Program
Council on International Educational Exchange
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA

Phone

1 (800) 448-9944

Email

cb@ciee.org