As part of the 2020-2021 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) virtual program, more than 350 American and German high school, vocational, and young professional participants engaged in small group diplomacy simulations that challenged them to work together and formulate solutions to complex global crises. Stepping into the shoes of diplomats, American and German CBYX participants came
American participants of the 2020-2021 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program continue to build connections between the U.S. and Germany through a variety of virtual exchange activities Through the virtual host family exchange component of the program, American CBYX high school participant Pamela Green continues to form a strong relationship with her German host sister, Nici.
CBYX alum Tony V., hosted in Barsinghausen, shares about his identity and how it impacted his time in Germany. Some people say that college was the best years of their life. Although I am enjoying my college experience, I believe that I will say that my CBYX experience was the best time of my life.
2019-20 CBYX alumna Ginger M., hosted in Bayreuth, reflects on her time abroad in Germany. Being an exchange student in Germany was the best experience of my life. The friends I made, the places visited, and the life I created in Germany impacted how I identify myself today. I consider myself an American ambassador, bridging
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), or the German Academic Exchange Service, is an independent organization of German higher education institutions and their student bodies, devoted to internationalizing the academic system. As a part of this mission, the DAAD office in New York produces the “Coffee Connections” podcast, where host Hanni Geist chats with students and
CBYX alumna Misheel K., hosted in Achim, reflects on her time abroad in Germany. My experiences in Germany expanded my worldview. One lesson I took home is that simply visiting a country as a tourist doesn’t do a country or its people justice. While travel is a good place to spark interest in a country,
The original version of this article was posted in German in the Celle Kurier on March 18, 2020. The translation of the article was provided by Serena Grünhagen. CELLE. As part of the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), the 16-year old American exchange student Mia Ola was a guest in Celle. Because of the recent developments,
The original version of this article was posted in German in Der Prignitzer on March 17, 2020 by René Hill. PERLEBERG. First, the announcement that schools are closing. Then, the news that he must leave Germany and return to the United States. For American exchange student Shohislombek Solijonov, this was a shocking message. “I couldn’t really
CBYX participant Sarah R., from McLean, VA, describes her internship experiences in Berlin with the CBYX Vocational program. My first internship was at a medical center in Berlin for three months. It is called the ÄHF Ärtzehaus Friedrichshain Management GmbH. This internship was all in German. In this role, I wan an apprentice to one