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 a greater international understanding of the United States and its diversity.

Details about eligibility, the application timeline and more information about the program can be found at

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, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. For the contact information for each region of the U.S., visit, and select your home state under "Apply Online."
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