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 2017-2018 program year application is now available. Click here to get started and be sure to submit your application by Sunday, December 16.

Important Dates

Deadline for Application
December 16, 2016

2nd round notification
February 1, 2017

Student interviews
March 2017

Final notification
March 27, 2017

Deadline for secondary application for placement
April 7, 2017

CBYX Pre-Departure Orientation and Language and Cultural Immersion Camp
August 2017

Program start date
August 1, 2017

Program end date
June 2018

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, 2017.

  • German language is not a requirement.

The application for the 2017-2018 program is now available. Click here to get started and be sure to submit your application by Sunday, December 16!

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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