August 20, 2014

"Living in another country, learning the language, and managing my life in a foreign environment was very empowering."  - Ben Becker, CBYX, 2005-06

It’s one thing to visit a country, moving on when you’ve seen enough, and it is quite another to live there and function according to a different set of norms. 

 The payoff that comes with these experiences, however, can often be very empowering. And that’s something our exchange program alumni know firsthand.

"Living in another country, learning the language, and managing my life in a foreign environment was very empowering."  - Ben Becker, CBYX, 2005-06

It’s one thing to visit a country, moving on when you’ve seen enough, and it is quite another to live there and function according to a different set of norms.

The payoff that comes with these experiences, however, can often be very empowering. And that’s something our exchange program alumni know firsthand.

February 7, 2014

December 20, 2013
Taylor, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participant, celebrated the start of Oktoberfest in true German style with his host family in Saarbrücken. See more of our photo contest winners

Taylor, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participant, celebrated the start of Oktoberfest in true German style with his host family in Saarbrücken. See more of our photo contest winners

October 20, 2013
Great sunshine in the nation’s capital.

Great sunshine in the nation’s capital.

October 16, 2013
Webster Alumna Makes Her Way to Germany For New Position

Great write-up on Rachel, who recently completed a year-long internship with our Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals team and is now off to Germany to continue her career pursuits.

September 25, 2013

Alumni of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionalshad the opportunity to network with fellowship winners from across disciplines at ProFellow’s Esteemed Fellows Dinner sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

June 9, 2013
"The CBYX program is so wonderful because it allows students with many different types of career paths to experience Germany on a professional level. Germany is a country thriving with culture and artistic platforms so I know that this program will be a perfect blend of both my major and minor"

New Graduate Says Guten Tag to Fellowship in Germany (Rider University)

June 3, 2013
"When you are over there, the language becomes secondary. You immerse yourself in the culture, and you are exposed to different opinions, different values. It is such an opportunity."

— Hillary talks about her opportunity to spend a year living and learning in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

February 27, 2013
"Upon arriving in Germany in August 2011, I knew I was on an adventure I would treasure for the rest of my life."

Read more about this ECSU student’s experience in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

November 28, 2012
Our Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participants celebrate Thanksgiving in Münster!

Our Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participants celebrate Thanksgiving in Münster!

November 2, 2012

"I love all exchange programs. It’s the one thing that can lock us into the future.
But, in particular, I love this one.”


-Philip D. Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, reflects on the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange.

October 5, 2012

Willkommen Thomas! One of our German CBYX participants is settling into U.S. life in Nebraska.

October 4, 2012

By working together, we can solve today’s toughest global challenges. We recently headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to talk all things Germany and exchange. View more photos at facebook.com/culturalvistas

September 17, 2012
Participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals recently visited the Saarland Landtag and met with parliament member Sebastian Thul (pictured here with the group).Learn more about CBYX at culturalvistas.org/cbyx.

Participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals recently visited the Saarland Landtag and met with parliament member Sebastian Thul (pictured here with the group).

Learn more about CBYX at culturalvistas.org/cbyx.

June 13, 2012

In Their Own Words: CBYX for Young Professionals  
For Effi Kindermann, a 2011-2012 CBYX participant and native of Willich in western Germany, the opportunity to live and study overseas in the United States is an experience not soon to be forgotten.