Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionalsgermany (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship to study and intern in Germany.  CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields.  Community college students and others traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is funded by the U.S. and German governments through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found at

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:
– 2 months intensive German language training
– 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
– 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
– Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.

Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at  The application deadline for the 2015-2016 program is December 1, 2014.

NOVA-AL Hosts Art Exhibit for Visiting Turkish faculty member

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Assoc. Prof. Çiğdem DEMİR Chair of Department of Visual Comm. Design Gazi University, Faculty of Fine Arts


The Alexandria Tyler Art Gallery held an opening reception and artist talk on  Monday, September 29th for a visiting scholar to NOVA from Turkey.  Dr. Cigdem Demir is studying at NOVA for the Fall semester with a group of 15 Turkish faculty from Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish faculty represent a variety of academic disciplines but are here primarily to improve their academic English skills and to learn more about the US higher education system which includes networking and interacting with colleagues in their fields of study. Dr. Demir, an artist and graphic designer, was given the opportunity to display some of her work at NOVA and will also be leading a master class for advanced art students on the Alexandria campus in October.

Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.
Gazi University faculty studying at NOVA-AL for Fall 2014.