Youth For Understanding USA (YFU USA) is proud to administer the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program in your state, which provides deserving high school students with a full scholarship to study in Germany for the academic year. The CBYX program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. 50 students will have the opportunity to study abroad with YFU USA and YFU Germany via this prestigious scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year! Deadline to apply is December 18, 2018.

What is CBYX?

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is for motivated high school students who want to live with a host family and attend school for an academic year in Germany. No previous language experience is required. Students who have previously participated in a semester or year exchange in another country are not eligible for the Germany programs and scholarships.

This incredible scholarship opportunity provides:

  • Round trip domestic and international airfare

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Orientations

  • German language instruction

  • 24-hour support for students and families while on program

  • Medical insurance coverage

  • A monthly stipend for eligible CBYX students to help offset some everyday living expenses.

Promotional Resources- What can you do?

Help your students to discover the world by:

Discover how YFU’s Intercultural Exchange to Germany for a year changed the lives of not only Jack, but his family in the US and his new family in Germany.

Today’s high school students need a global education to compete in our increasingly multicultural, interconnected and fast-changing society.

Global exchange experience will dramatically improve your students’ success in multiple fields including social studies, healthcare, business, law, engineering and foreign languages. YFU is an intercultural exchange program that offers high school students the opportunity to explore another country and culture while mastering a new language. Through YFU, young people acquire a passion for life-long learning, as well as the skills and knowledge to thrive and contribute to cultural diversity. International students studying at your school bring other cultures directly into your classroom and community. They help you and those around you learn about other people, places and perspectives. When you welcome a YFU exchange student into your school, your students will gain an international perspective that could never be found in a textbook.

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Youth For Understanding USA is proud to consistently receive Full Listing in all three J-1 CSIET listing categories: Inbound Long-term, Outbound Long-term and Short-term Inbound/Outbound programs. This achievement reflects YFU’s global commitment to quality and consistent application of CSIET standards throughout the international YFU network.

What students get out of a global exchange is unique to them. They may:

  • Discover and develop personal strengths

  • Gain a new global perspective

  • Increase proficiency in another language

  • Meet remarkable people and build lifelong friendships

  • Learn how to interact with people from different backgrounds

  • Qualify for preferred college admissions

  • Enhance global career opportunities

CBYX is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by YFU USA.