Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
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.
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!
To be notified when the application for the 2019-2020 program year opens in Fall 2018, please fill out the form here.
Read our Participant Blogs
December 12, 2017
2nd Round Notification
February 2, 2018
April 2, 2018
|Deadline for Secondary Application
April 16, 2018
CBYX Pre-Departure Orientation and Language and Cultural Immersion Camp
Program Start Date
August 2, 2018
Program End Date
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- To be eligible for the 2018-2019 program, you must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and 6 months by August 1, 2018. Birthdate range: January 30, 2000-August 1, 2003.
- German language is not a requirement.