August 26, 2014

“I worry about funding for CBYX. I worry about Richard Lugar no longer in the House — a great supporter of this program, of exchange programs in general, and of the German American relationship. And his absence is felt.
So whatever you can do — not just spread the word to other young people about exchange programs or learning a second language or working in government service or international careers — all of which are good. Do everything you can to make sure that we stay vigilant in building and rebuilding constantly the transatlantic bridge.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy spoke to Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals alumni upon their return from Germany.

“I worry about funding for CBYX. I worry about Richard Lugar no longer in the House — a great supporter of this program, of exchange programs in general, and of the German American relationship. And his absence is felt.

So whatever you can do — not just spread the word to other young people about exchange programs or learning a second language or working in government service or international careers — all of which are good. Do everything you can to make sure that we stay vigilant in building and rebuilding constantly the transatlantic bridge.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy spoke to Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals alumni upon their return from Germany.

August 25, 2014
Our American Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellows visited Frankfurt this weekend to meet German CBYX alumni and the US-German Consul General for Frankfurt.

Our American Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellows visited Frankfurt this weekend to meet German CBYX alumni and the US-German Consul General for Frankfurt.

August 25, 2014

"Keep the relationships you developed and keep them fresh. Stay with them. At the end of the day, you build a relationship between two peoples and two countries one brick at a time. You build it by staying close to your host family, staying close to somebody you were in class with, staying close with each other right here.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy (pictured with German Consul Bernd Reindl) spoke to American Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participants upon their return from Germany, noting the importance of exchange programs like CBYX and their continuing role as alumni to be citizen ambassadors.

"Keep the relationships you developed and keep them fresh. Stay with them. At the end of the day, you build a relationship between two peoples and two countries one brick at a time. You build it by staying close to your host family, staying close to somebody you were in class with, staying close with each other right here.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy (pictured with German Consul Bernd Reindl) spoke to American Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals participants upon their return from Germany, noting the importance of exchange programs like CBYX and their continuing role as alumni to be citizen ambassadors.

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.