The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (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 https://www.cbyx.info/.
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 https://www.cbyx.info/. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 program is December 1, 2014.