Yes! CBYX has many alumni who identify as LGBTQ+ who have had amazing exchange years. Of course, like any year in your life there will be challenges, but most of our alumni have reported that their experience was overwhelmingly positive. While the application is open, many of our CBYX partners organize virtual events where applicants can talk directly with alumni about their experiences and we encourage you to participate in one of those sessions.

Germany is a popular study abroad destination for LGBTQ+ students and is, overall, progressive when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues. Additional resources for LGBTQ+ students are shared with participants before departing for Germany and can be made available upon request during the application process.