YFU CBYX Program Resources
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program is citizen diplomacy at work since 1983, created to strengthen ties between Germany and the US in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the first German immigration to the United States. CBYX, funded jointly by the US Congress and the German Bundestag, and sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers a full scholarship to participants. It counts over 24,000 students as alumni, including US CBYX students sent through YFU to live with German host families.
In the program year 2016-17, YFU welcomes 57 CBYX scholars. Explore the CBYX program's impact on students, host families, and communities!
Support Materials for Scholars, Host Families, and Volunteers
Required Activities for YFU CBYX Scholars
Community Service & Leadership Development
International Education Week - November 2016
Department of State Letter to Schools to Promote IEW (coming soon)
Global Youth Service Day - April 2017
YFU CBYX Host Family, School, and Volunteer Recruitment Tools
School Administrator Handbook (US Department of State publication)