We are happy to announce Lena Axt, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) high school participant, as the April 2019 CBYX German Participant of the Month. Lena is placed by Youth For Understanding and hosted by Sandy Scaia in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Maintaining an impeccable GPA, and participating in activities, sports, and volunteerism, Lena is a
We are happy to announce Karina Meitinger, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) young professional participant, as the March 2019 German participant of the Month. Karina is placed by Cultural Vistas and hosted by the Gruber family in Minnesota, where she attends St. Cloud State University. Karina has found a number of ways to give back
CBYX 2018-19 participant Ashley K. of Massachusetts, hosted in Detmold, shares how she connected with her host family through music. During my exchange year, I have connected with others not only through German, but through music as well. I connect best with my audience through my violin. In the past year, I won 1st place
CBYX 2018-19 participant, Clive J., hosted in Panketal, reminisces about holiday traditions in Germany. Apparently, Christmas time in Germany is essentially synonymous with Plätzchen, little cookies with many different hand-pressed shapes! Before coming here, I hadn’t known this. But after many different baking sessions, I have grown quite accustomed to these lovely little cookies. My
We are happy to announce Madlen Dobler, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) high school participant, as the January/February 2019 CBYX German Participant of the Month. Madlen is placed by CIEE and hosted by the Christ/McIvor family in Peachtree Corners, GA. She has made tremendous efforts to try new things since her arrival in the U.S.
We are happy to announce Nicole Luncz, an ASSE-placed Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) high school participant from Bavaria, Germany as the December 2018 CBYX Participant of the Month. Nicole is hosted by the Huelskamp family in Sidney, OH and attends Fairlawn High School. Although Nicole had never been on a sports team before, she joined
CBYX 2018-19 Participant Charlie H. of Pennsylvania, hosted in Glinde, reflects on the power of saying “yes” to new opportunities in Germany. On one of my first trips with my host family, we stopped at a large shopping center in Cottbus. In this mall, I found a small stand detailing the different aspects of the
We are happy to announce Theodor Schell, a Cultural Vistas-placed Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Young Professional, as the November 2018 CBYX Participant of the Month. Since August, Theo has been hosted by the Feuchtenberger family in Bluefield, West Virginia and attends Bluefield State College. An avid runner in his free time, he joined the college’s