“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.