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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

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The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship for college-age students and recent graduates throughout the US who want to live, study, and intern in Germany. CBYX is funded by the US and German governments for students in all career fields, and does not require any prior German language knowledge. Participants spend a year studying and working in their career fields while completely immersed in German language and culture. The fellowship covers two months intensive German language training, semester of study at a German college or university, five-month internship with a German company, accommodations, transatlantic airfare, monthly stipends, insurance.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents between 18 and 24 years old and in possession of a high school diploma or equivalent at the start of the program. Candidates should have clear career goals and relevant work/internship/volunteer experience in their career field, demonstrated interest in German and international affairs, a strong sense of American identity, flexibility, independence, and diplomacy.

Deadline: Early December each year

Academic Level: Post-Undergraduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship, Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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