Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship 2018 for German & American young Professionals (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: December 1st 2017

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 18-24, 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
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

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

Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ages 18-24 at the start of the program
  • High school diploma
  • Must exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their career field
    • Experience can be in the form of work, internships, or volunteering
  • Strong interest in German and world affairs
  • Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred

Benefits:

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

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • 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

How to Apply:

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July.  A complete application consists of:

  • Online application form; requiring copies of the following documents to be uploaded with your submission
    • Resume
    • Copy of official transcript showing at least the last two years of study
    • Proof of U.S. citizenship: passport or birth certificate
    • High school diploma or proof of graduation
    • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

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