Public Diplomacy Fellowship
Funded by the U.S. Congress
& German Bundestag

CBYX for Young Professionals

CBYX for Young Professionals - General Info Video

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.  The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange.

The CBYX program is sponsored in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.  The Department of State issues a grant to administer CBYX for Young Professionals to Cultural Vistas, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York.  Cultural Vistas has administered CBYX for Young Professionals for over 30 years, together with its German partner organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Upcoming CBYX Events

02/13/2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join your fellow Chicago Area CBYX Alumni on Wednesday,...

02/12/2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

CBYX alumni and current participants recently braved the winter weather...


Apply to CBYX for Young Professionals

The CBYX for Young Professionals fellowship will soon be accepting applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in immersing themselves in German life for one year. 

The application for the upcoming 2016-2017 year is not yet open. Please check back around September for more information!

What CBYX Participants Are Saying

I cannot be more happy and pleased with my year in Germany—it has turned out to be even more amazing than I could ever imagine. I have done many things for the first time here alone, such as banking, registering with a city as a foreigner, and navigating the university system, and I did them in German! If I can handle these already complicated enough things in a language that I had barely known at the beginning of the year, then I can handle pretty much anything else the world can toss at me.
Stefanie Hilz
Cornell University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
CBYX School: Technische Universität Dresden :: CBYX Internship: Max-Planck-Institute for Genetics and Developmental Biology
It has been especially interesting here in former East Germany, hearing firsthand accounts of how it was during the DDR. Working as an intern at Nordex has contributed to my career objectives and goals because it has allowed me to work in an international engineering setting. Being able to see how large-scale production in another country is set up has taught me a lot about the nature of international business.
William Buescher
North Carolina State University
Mechanical Engineering and German Studies
CBYX School: Universität Rostock :: CBYX Internship: Nordex Energy GmbH