By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program is a U.S. Department of State funded scholarship program awarding 250 American high school students annually the opportunity to live and study abroad in Germany for one academic year. This prestigious scholarship gives participants the unique opportunity to learn a foreign language, experience another culture, and gain a better global understanding, all while representing the United States as Youth Ambassadors.
This program is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
– A U.S. citizen
– Between the ages of 15 and 18 1/2 on August 1 of the year the program will begin
– A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
– Additional criteria detailed in the application
CBYX seeks applications representing the diversity of the United States, including students with disabilities. Previous German language study is not a requirement and all levels of language ability are encouraged to apply.
Applications are accepted beginning the fall of each year.
The application deadline this year is December 3, 2019.
Students who are ready to apply will need to register and complete the online application found at www.USAGermanyScholarship.org.
For more information, students can also visit www.asse.com.