Applications for the 2022-2023 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) are now open. This program is aimed at you professionals ages 18.5-24 and is comprised of 3 stages.
Intensive Language Training | August – September 2022
Participants will spend eight weeks studying German at the Carl Duisberg Centrum language school in one of three locations: Cologne, Radolfzell, or Saarbrücken. Participants are placed at the appropriate level, based on their German language abilities coming into the program and on their previous level of instruction, and they undergo intensive language training with other international students from around the world.
Study Phase | October 2022 – January 2023
Following completion of the language school phase, participants relocate to their permanent placement location for the remainder of the program. There, they will immerse themselves in German daily life and culture through studying and (later) interning in their career field. Between October and February, most participants study at a German university or Hochschule, gaining an understanding of the higher education system with regard to their career field.
Participants are expected to take a majority of courses taught in German, to further develop their vocabulary and practical knowledge related to their career field, while applying to internships in the area of their placement. Depending on their field and how it is traditionally taught in Germany, some participants may attend a Berufsschule (vocational school), or be placed in a hands-on work environment during the study phase.
An informational webinar will be held on October 15, 2021.
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is November 1, 2021.
For more information and to apply, click here.