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The CBYX study abroad program has a history in a decades-old partnership between the US Congress and its German equivalent, the Bundestag.  South has had two students previously selected for this program and, their teacher, Dr. Anne Marie Plante says, "It was life-changing for them.”

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Basic Eligibility:
To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship, you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Between the ages of 15 years and 18 years and 6 months at the start of the program
  • A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Please see the link for additional terms of eligibility.

Previous German language study is not a requirement:
  • All levels of language ability are encouraged to apply. 
  • Only those students who meet the basic eligibility requirements will be considered. Applicants from all racial, economic, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as are students with disabilities.
  • The CBYX application deadline varies based upon regional organization. Select your state in the drop-down to the left to find the deadline set by your regional organization.
Applications are evaluated based upon:
  • Evidence of the personal qualities essential for adjustment to another culture, such as flexibility, curiosity, open-mindedness, sense of humor and tolerance for adversity

  • Written and oral communication skills

  • Motivation for a cross-cultural experience

  • Academic merit