Merit-based scholarships funded by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag to experience German culture for an academic year abroad.

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CBYX offers American students the opportunity to live and study abroad in Germany for an academic year through joint sponsorship by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. Congress-Bundestag students serve as youth ambassadors of the United States, sharing their life and culture with their German hosts and building greater international understanding of the United States and its diversity.

The 2017-2018 CBYX application is OPEN for those residing in AFS-USA territory! Find more information about the program and how to apply by visiting

The CBYX Program is administered regionally by five well-renowned international exchange organizations. Residents of the following states will apply to CBYX through AFS Intercultural Programs USA: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and VT. The 2017-2018 CBYX program application deadline for students in the AFS region is December 12, 2016. For the application deadline and contact information for all other regions, visit, and select your home state under "Apply Online."

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Click here to visit the official CBYX website. For information on the CBYX scholarship for German students coming to the United States, visit our Public Diplomacy Page.
Mary MaCauley Taking the first step is never easy, but CBYX helped me make it. It gave me the tools I needed to get myself out there and open up to the world of people, sights, and emotions. Never have I experienced something so enriching and mind blowing as being an exchange student.- Mary, CBYX Alumna