Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • One semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Three to five month internship in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields, and applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 18½-24 by August 1 of the program year.
  • Have a high school diploma.
  • Exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their field.

How to Apply

Apply on the CBYX website.

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