It is our pleasure to announce the newest cohort of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals program! Seventy young professionals from the United States will leave for Germany on July 31st for an 11-month program of intensive language studies, homestay, internship and university study and be placed throughout Germany.
We are especially excited that the program will return to an in-person format this year after being fully virtual for the 37th cohort. Participants from the 37th year were invited to reapply, and many were selected for the in-person program again this year.
The 2021-2022 cohort was chosen from excellent candidates from 49 states and 1 U.S. territory. Finalists represent 30 states and Puerto Rico. Senior Director of CBYX Daniel Villanueva stated, “We are not only excited to again be able to facilitate this important transatlantic exchange program in person this year, but also that the Fellows represent a diverse cross-section of the USA.“ This year, the most scholarship recipients hail from the states of New York, California, and Florida, and Texas. Participant career goals include landscape architecture, floristry, film/documentary production, culinary arts, aerospace engineering, and furniture design.
Celebrating its 38th anniversary as a joint program of the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, the CBYX for Young Professionals program provides 75 American and 75 German young leaders the opportunity to spend up to a year in each other’s countries studying, interning, and living with host families. The fellowship is open to candidates in all career fields between the ages of 18 ½ and 24 who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange. CBYX also offers opportunities for high school students and individuals interested in vocational training.
Cultural Vistas administers the CBYX for Young Professionals program through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For additional information about CBYX please visit cbyx.info.
If you have any questions about our cohort or the CBYX for Young Professionals program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-497-3555.
Our cohort at a glance:
51.4% of fellows come from public universities
4.3% of fellows come from community colleges
64.3% of fellows identify as female
35.7% of fellows identify as male
44% of fellows had little to no German language skills
7 educational institutions have more than one student or alum represented in the cohort
Career field highlights:
41.4% of fellows come from humanities fields
20% of fellows come from STEM fields
10% of fellows come from arts fields
7.1% of fellows come from vocational fields