The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong 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. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US 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 www.CBYX.info.
The CBYX program annually provides 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 US citizens or permanent residents.
Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2013. We look forward to receiving applications from your students!
Hanni Geist, from DAAD’s office in San Francisco will be on campus on Wednesday, November 20th to spread the word about these opportunities, and will offer several information sessions (listed below). Visit https://daad.org for more information about DAAD, the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.
For all undergrad students – DAAD Opportunities Info Session – for Undergrads: 11/20 from 12:30 – 1:20pm
in Denny 308
- This session will provide an overview scholarship and fellowship opportunities offered by DAAD for undergraduates interested in studying, conducting research, or interning in Germany before or after graduation. German language is not always required – any undergraduate interested in Germany should attend.