Yes! The CBYX program is a reciprocal exchange; in addition to the 250 American CBYX high school students studying in Germany, a similar number of German students also come to the U.S. to live with volunteer host families and attend high school!

As a reciprocal exchange program, CBYX encourages the sharing of cultures and development of international friendships. While hosting a German exchange student is absolutely not a prerequisite for program participation, we encourage your family to consider this rewarding international opportunity. German students come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Volunteer host families provide them with a place to sleep, a place to study, meals, and support and encouragement throughout their year in the U.S.

Please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to learn more!