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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

Ten-month exchange program open to US citizens between 18.5-24 years.

Friday, September 8, 2023 to Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Event Details

The online application for the 2024-25 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is now open!

Now celebrating our 40th anniversary, CBYX is sponsored by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress. CBYX for Young Professionals is administered by Cultural Vistas on behalf of the U.S. State Department. 75 young professionals from the U.S. will spend August 2024 – June 2025 in Germany with host families, attend language school, take university or trade/technical classes and complete an internship in their prospective career field. 75 Germans will travel to the USA for a similar experience.

We are seeking applicants in all majors and career fields and from all educational backgrounds. Prior knowledge of German is not required to apply.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Prospective Applicants, please use this link to request an application

If you have any questions about the CBYX program or would like to set up an informational webinar for your students, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at

Max Flescher

Assistant Director

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

For More Information:

Max Flescher

Several webinars are planned for advisors and applicants, and we are always available to schedule custom informational sessions prior to the application deadline:

A Webinar for Advisors will be held on Friday, September 15th at 11am EDT (register here).

A webinar for Potential Applicants will be held Tuesday, September 19th at 3pm EDT (register here).

A “Tips and Tricks” webinar to help 2023 applicants prepare will be held Wednesday October 11th at 3pm EDT (register here).