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.

July 23, 2014

Our 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellows returned home this week from eight weeks interning abroad in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Singapore.

Check out this video by Singapore Fellow Esther Chan, then go read more of their stories from abroad!

July 15, 2014

Die Weltmeister sind heimgekehrt und Berlin feiert die Fussballhelden. | The world champions have returned home and Berlin is celebrating its heroes.

June 10, 2014

Last week Cultural Vistas staff met up with 20-plus San Diego-based Train USA and Korea WEST participants for a get together at Basic, a downtown pizza joint that serves up some interesting “All-American” pizzas… like mashed potatoes and bacon!

January 7, 2014
Breathtaking, isn’t it?

Breathtaking, isn’t it?

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

December 4, 2013
Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2014

It’s that time of year again! ProFellow has put together our annual list of our Top 10 Summer Fellowships.

While you may be considering a summer job or unpaid internship, a competitive, paid fellowship could introduce you to a new career path, teach you a new skill or even fund a summer abroad. Application deadlines for summer fellowships typically fall between December and February so now is the best time to prepare.

November 4, 2013

This weekend ten international interns and trainees from eight different countries — representing Peru, Argentina, Egypt, France, Germany, China, Japan and Brazil — came together to explore the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. along with a couple Cultural Vistas staff members.

A great time was had by all! In the words of one participant:

“It was an amazing experience that let us strengthen bonds between an international community, as we are. We learn new cultural features of leaving in US, including what people likes as spies stories, 007, and sports fans, which also we like… As almost most of us are away from our families, let me say that this meeting seems as a global family reunion, with lots of fun.”

We look forward to seeing more international interns and trainees at future cultural events!

October 27, 2013
allthingseurope:

Jena, Germany (by :Linda:)

allthingseurope:

Jena, Germany (by :Linda:)

October 22, 2013
College pride in Hauptbanhof!

College pride in Hauptbanhof!

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

Great sunshine in the nation’s capital.

October 18, 2013
"We don’t speak German."

"We don’t speak German."