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  • Karneval Time
    By Samantha J.
    In many places throughout Germany, there’s a festival called Karneval that takes place. There is a religious reason behind it – it’s the last big celebration before Lent – but...keep reading
  • My 16th Birthday!!
    By Samantha J.
    My birthday finally rolled around this year, and I will say I was kind of nervous for the day. I thought it would be a hard day to spend away...keep reading
  • Februar
    By Tiernan G.
    One of the things that led me to this exchange program was my love of foreign languages. So when I switched host families, I was excited to find out that...keep reading
  • The Bundestag and Berlin
    By Samantha J.
    A couple of weeks ago, my host family and I were contacted by my Bundestag representative (the person that represents my region at the German parliament in Berlin), Herr Christian...keep reading
  • CBYX Mid-Year Seminar
    By Samantha J.
    I went back to school for one day on Monday after getting back from Stuttgart, and then I left on Tuesday for Bonn. All of us were so excited to...keep reading
    By Tiernan G.
    One of the best things to come out of my exchange year this year has been the community I’ve found with my fellow exchange students. Right before flying to Germany,...keep reading